The Unmaking of an Abortionist

Protest outside Planned Parenthood facility in Washington, D.C.
Protest outside Planned Parenthood facility in Washington, D.C. (photo: SIPA)

One of the abortion industry’s biggest problems is the fact that few medical students want anything to do with the life-destroying procedure.

Lesley Wojick was different, however.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine student is a member of Medical Students for Choice, and last year she organized a daylong seminar on abortion at the Johns Hopkins medical school that featured a talk by Carole Meyers, the medical director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland.

But despite her strong pro-abortion-rights beliefs, Wojick ultimately decided that being an abortionist just doesn’t fit with her own calling to become a doctor.

Why not? The Daily Blog strongly recommends you read all of Patricia Meisol’s excellent Washington Post article to understand how Wojick’s hands-on experiences with abortion led her to renounce her initial plan to become an abortionist.

Here’s how Meisol sums Wojick’s feelings in the conclusion of the Post article:

“The things she cared about — taking care of women, seeing them through the process — hadn’t happened. It was the nurse practitioner who cared for the patient. Vacuuming out a uterus and counting the parts of the fetus did not seem like a desirable way to spend her work days. It took a unique person to do that on a daily basis, she said.

“Lesley still believed passionately in abortion rights and was proud of what she’d accomplished at Maryland with her activism. She didn’t want to let people down. Even so, she had to follow her heart. Somebody else — maybe Laura Merkel, the new chapter president of Medical Students for Choice — would become an abortion provider. But it wouldn’t be her.”

— Tom McFeely