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Mon Jun 30, 2014, 05:09 PM

36. A long time ago, possibly even before Roe v Wade

 

someone wrote a novel addressing this. I could swear the title was "The Afternoon Women" but I cannot seem to find a book by that title.

The events of the novel definitely take place before Roe v Wade. A doctor, whose daughter died from a botched illegal abortion gradually comes around to understand the need for abortions, and over time starts doing them. In the afternoons. Everyone in his city knows he does them, and for years he's left alone. There's a crisis when someone, a politician, a police chief, I don't recall the details, decides to shut him down.

And the reason he starts doing the abortions is because some time, maybe a year or so, a young pregnant woman goes to him asking him to perform one for her and he refuses, as he's opposed to abortion altogether. She says to him, "I thought after what happened to your daughter you'd understand." She goes away, but her remark forces him to rethink everything, and he realizes that he can save lives by doing proper medical abortions.

I wish I could recall when the book came out, or it's correct title. If anyone knows, please share.

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