• This Common Secret

  • My Journey as an Abortion Doctor
  • By: Susan Wicklund
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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By: Susan Wicklund
Narrated by: Robin Miles
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In This Common Secret, Dr. Susan Wicklund chronicles her emotional and dramatic twenty-year career on the front lines of the abortion war. Growing up in working class, rural Wisconsin, Wicklund had her own painful abortion at a young age. It was not until she became a doctor that she realized how many women shared her ordeal of an unwanted pregnancy - and how hidden this common experience remains.

This is the story of Susan's love for a profession that means listening to women and helping them through one of the most pivotal and controversial events in their lives. Hers is also a calling that means sleeping on planes and commuting between clinics in different states - and that requires her to wear a bulletproof vest and to carry a .38 caliber revolver. This is also the story of the women whom Susan serves, women whose options are increasingly limited.

Through these intimate, complicated, and inspiring accounts, Wicklund reveals the truth about the women's clinics that anti-abortion activists portray as little more than slaughterhouses for the unborn. As we enter the most fevered political fight over abortion America has ever seen, this raw and powerful memoir shows us what is at stake.

©2007 Susan Wicklund and Alex Kesselheim (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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I have hundreds of audiobooks in my library. This might've been the best. Really well-written and captivating. Makes me want to volunteer at a local clinic

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A glimpse into history of the attack on women’s rights

This segment of women’s rights in the United States is a must read if you strive to understand how we have lost even more rights. Dr. Wicklund addresses the struggle many women face for required healthcare. She leans in and shares her personal life challenges as a working mother. Well written with honest reflection.

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Thank you, Dr. Wicklund

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