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This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2009

    A must read for any woman who is pro or anti choice!

    The tears poured as I read Chapter 3,7 and 10.This book really puts it into prospective of the dealings of an abortion doctor day in and day out. The threats and the vilolation of the doctor, family and her patients. This doctor has a personal experience that leads her into a career that helps 10,000+ woman. Her passion for her career and the women she helps are what drives her. She is a compassionate and caring provider that puts her patients first. She is a true inspiration in women's reproductive health.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    Highly Highly Recommended

    Where ever you stand, you need to read this book, so many ladies have had to make a hard choice and then are forced by others to feel badly about it. This book stands up for all of them and shows that this truely is a choice and should ONLY be between a Doctor and woman. Dr. Wicklund is a wonderful wonderful person and we could all learn from her huge loving heart.

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  • Posted August 25, 2009

    Good Book

    Read this book in one sitting on the plane.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    It's about time!

    I sincerely appreciated Wicklund's raw approach to this book. She's not a writer by trade and admits it, but her story is so important. I am grateful to her for the courage to tell it so openly. Whatever your stance on the topic of abortion, this book is worth reading. Wicklund is honest about her own feelings and the events that happened to her and her family before and during her career. She admits her own flaws and presents a strong argument for adult, rational conversations rather than rash picketing and judgment. This book does not attempt to sway the reader one way or the other; it simply aims to tell the whole truth about what it is to provide safe womens' reproductive services in their entirety without the support of the communities that use them. Bravo Susan Wicklund!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2008

    Do you want a choice?

    This book is from a doctor's point of view concerning women's ability to create life and the choices she should have available to her should the pregnancy be or become unwanted--for whatever reason. Whether one is pro or anti-choice, I believe this book is a fair portrayal of what women are entitled to have available so that she can make an honest and informed decision as to whether she should receive an abortion or to carry her baby to full term.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2008

    recommended for anyone who is curious about abortion/abortion providers

    I felt that 'This Common Secret' was an informative read for anyone who has undergone an abortion, is thinking about an abortion, or is simply just curious about abortion'like I am'. Dr.Wicklund highlights the medical training she went through, the reasons why she decided to make a career out of performing abortions, and she describes in detail the harassment that abortion doctors and their families face in this country every day at work and in their personal lives. Although I would consider myself to be a pro-lifer except for the most dire of circumstances, I can see why Dr. Wicklund feels that there is a need for her services and her training in this country today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2008

    Integrity and honor

    Dr Wicklund demonstrates with compassion and respect the decisions and choices many, many women face. This book should be a must read for all those who do not trust women to be in control of their own lives.Dr Wicklund is a hero to many women in the feminist movement and should be honored for her years of work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2008

    This is an important book!

    I was blown away by this book. I believe a lot of women take this right for granted, the right to have an abortion. I was not aware of the sacrifices that abortion doctors, like Dr. Wicklund, have made in order for women to have that right. Dr Wicklund, we are forever in your debt.

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