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Doctors Decide Whether To Perform Abortions

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Doctors Decide Whether To Perform Abortions

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Doctors Decide Whether To Perform Abortions

Doctors Decide Whether To Perform Abortions

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For most doctors, the decision whether or not to perform abortions is deeply personal, and often conflicted.

Two doctors, one who chose to perform abortions and one who decided against it, share how they made their decisions and how those decisions have shaped their lives.

Guests:

Dr. Suzanne Poppema, board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health

Dr. John S. Kelly, retired surgeon