Emma Goldman Clinic
June 21, 2011
Five years ago in July, I had to have a second trimester abortion. I was living in Florida at the time, and the clinic there was awful. Every horror imaginable existed in this clinic, from the impersonal staff, to the crowded hot muggy waiting room, to the terrifyingly cold and mean doctor. I recovered in Florida for about a week, and then moved back to Eastern Iowa / Quad Cities area. I was instructed to have a follow up appointment in 3 weeks time, and in my searching online and with the help of friends around the country, I thankfully ended up calling the Emma Goldman Clinic. I had my appointment, and proceeded to be a client of theirs for the next 3 years, only leaving because I went back to school for my PhD in Social Work and was unable to have care covered through my insurance. I shutter to think how I might view my experience in Florida had it not been for the caring, supportive, respectful, validating experience (from the minute I walked in the door, to the care I was given in the examination room, to the resources I was offered as I checked out) I was given at the Emma Goldman Clinic.
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a part time job I have held for almost 3 years, where I work for a fund who provides resources to women who need help paying for an abortion.
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Nothing, everything about the organization and every experience I have ever had with them has been fantastic. They not only help out each and every woman they serve, but our community is stronger by their presence.
Client Served & I was given extraordinary after-care upon receiving a 2nd trimester abortion, and received subsequently excellent care as a patient for 3 years. .