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Lori Freedman
Lori Freedman is the author of Willing and Unable: Doctors’ Constraints in Abortion Care and a sociologist working in the ANSIRH program in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco where she investigates how abortion politics affect medical practice and hospital care.

Entries by Lori Freedman

Washington State Case Study: A Difficult Miscarriage Made Worse by Hospital's Religious Restrictions on Care

(9) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 9:45 AM

Jennifer (a pseudonym) is a health professional and mother of two in Washington State. She has provided care for pregnant women in both religious hospitals and non-religious ones, but she happened to be working at a Catholic hospital when she had a miscarriage herself, between her first and second child....

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It Could Happen Here

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 1:00 PM

In Ireland last month, Savita Halappanavar died a completely avoidable death because she was denied an abortion. Could this kind of tragedy happen in the U.S.?

Sadly, yes. Her infuriating, unnecessary death should alert Americans that this tragedy could happen here.

Savita, a 31-year-old dentist from India, died at University...

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