In This Common Secret Dr. Susan Wicklund chronicles her emotional and dramatic twenty-year . For much of that time she has been on the front lines of the abortion war, both as a doctor and as a spokeswoman for women's rights.
In This Common Secret Dr. Susan Wicklund chronicles her emotional and dramatic twenty-year career on the front lines of the abortion war. Growing up in working class. She has been interviewed by numerous leading media outlets, including 60 Minutes and "Fresh Ai. Alan Kesselheim is a full-time freelance writer from Bozeman, Montana. This Common Secret is his ninth book.
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With This Common Secret, Dr. Susan Wicklund chronicles her twenty-year career in the vanguard of the abortion war. Growing up in working-class rural Wisconsin, Susan made the painful decision to have an abortion at a young. Growing up in working-class rural Wisconsin, Susan made the painful decision to have an abortion at a young ag.
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Wicklund's book, This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor, was co-written with Alan Kesselheim and published by PublicAffairs in 2007; it is a memoir that includes her own life and some of her patients' stories. The title refers to the procedure of abortion, which is "common" in that almost 40% of American women have an abortion at some. point in their lives-making it more prevalent than wisdom tooth removal or tonsillectomy-and a "secret" in that individual women are often ashamed of or reluctant to speak about their abortions. Susan Wicklund chronicles her emotion. Dr. Susan Wicklund worked in women's reproductive health for over twenty years. What I learned from this book is that being an abortion doctor is a very isolating experience. Above all, however, I think this is a good book for anyone considering an abortion herself, or for their family or friends or partners who are trying to understand what an abortion is about. In that capacity, she was often the only doctor who would perform abortions in many areas of midwestern or rural states, such as Montana and Minnesota.
I holed up, lost myself in chores and projects. s on, and walked down the dirt. s on, and walked down the dirt road. For entire afternoons I occupied myself making tiles in a neighbor’s ceramic studio. Weeks went past in the flurry of distractions and in my determined state of denial. I wasn’t ready to cope. Then, one evening, I was cleaning out a closet when I happened on a box of stuff I hadn’t looked at in years.
The narrative has a somewhat slapdash feel - a journal entry on one page, a flurry of statistics on the next - and, though recounted in the first person, lacks a distinctive voice, perhaps because the book was written with a co-author.
My Journey as an Abortion Doctor. In 1980, Wicklund was a 26-year-old single mother on welfare. When a mentor advised her to become a doctor, she debated and then tried it, discovered she was a top student and zipped through college and medical school. by Susan Wicklund with Alan Kesselheim. Settling on a career in women’s health, she devoted herself to traveling around the Upper Midwest performing legal abortions at various clinics.
But Wicklund is a US doctor, writing from a US perspective, and her book confirms that the debate there is much more rancorous and polarised than in this country. Wicklund became a doctor because she wanted to help thousands of women who were risking their lives by having back-street abortions or too afraid to seek a legal termination. I am not sure that British women feel anything like the degree of shame that surrounds the subject in the US, where the Religious.
This is the story of Susan's love for a profession that means listening to women and helping them through one of the most pivotal and controversial events in their lives. Hers is also a calling that means sleeping on planes and commuting between clinics in different statesand that requires her to wear a bulletproof vest and to carry a .38 caliber revolver. This is also the story of the women whom Susan serves, women whose options are increasingly limited.
Through these intimate, complicated, and inspiring accounts, Wicklund reveals the truth about the women's clinics that anti-abortion activists portray as little more than slaughterhouses for the unborn. As we enter the most fevered political fight over abortion America has ever seen, this raw and powerful memoir shows us what is at stake.