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An abortion doctor speaks out about a woman's right to choose

An abortion doctor speaks out about a woman's right to choose

Susan Robinson was sitting on the patio of her Central Coast home, above golden hills and oak trees shimmering in the summer heat. She sipped homemade hibiscus tea as she patted the head of her mischievous border collie, Radar, and told me about the pride she takes in her work. Robinson, 69, is an abortion doctor, one of only a handful in this country who perform abortions in the third trimester. She is in the business of ending pregnancies, yes, but more important, she is in the business of helping women assert control over their own lives. "There is no other field in medicine where people come to you so desperate," she said, "and you can really help pretty much...

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