Sept 28, 2013
One of only four American doctors who perform third-trimester abortions has added to the increasing controversy of her procedures by speaking out to defend the practice and revealing she encourages mothers to ‘hold’ their babies after the operation and create a ‘memory box’ of photos and footprints.
Late-term abortionist Dr Susan Robinson – who is at the forefront of new documentary After Tiller, about the small group of professionals who fight to keep late abortion available – has defended her practices, saying that ‘honoring’ the baby can be a necessary part for the parents accepting their decision.
‘With a fetal indications patient—if she refers to it as her baby, I’ll refer to it as her baby. If she’s named the baby, I’ll use the baby’s name too,’ Dr Robinson said in an interview with The Hairpin.