The New York Times has published an op-ed by abortionist Christine Henneberg, discussing the moral obligation of doctors to share stories about abortions. In the article titled “Why Abortion Stories Matter,” Henneberg emphasizes the importance of humanizing their work and supporting individuals in a “post-Roe world.”

Henneberg writes, “Now more than ever, abortion providers must share the ordinary and extraordinary stories we witness — to humanize our work, to advocate for our patients, to move people. This is the impetus behind my writing and the work of other doctors.”

She further states, “In a post-Roe world, abortion providers see our patients’ rights to privacy and bodily autonomy violated every day. It is our ethical duty to expose that violation to the world.”

Abortion clinic

Dr. Christine Henneberg defended doctors sharing stories about abortions. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)


Henneberg was inspired to write her op-ed after a widely-publicized case in July 2022, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The case involved a 10-year-old girl who had to travel from Ohio to Indiana to terminate a pregnancy resulting from rape. This case gained attention from both abortion advocates and President Biden, who used it to argue for looser restrictions.

In May, the Indiana State Medical Licensing Board reprimanded Dr. Caitlin Bernard, the physician in the case, for violating privacy laws by discussing the operation publicly. Bernard was

Leave A Reply