Oral history interview with George Miks [electronic resource], 2002.
|Creator: ||Miks, George||Project: ||Physicians for reproductive health and choice oral history project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) video file : digital preservation master|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Experiences as a "circuit provider" who travels between Minnesota and North Dakota to provide abortions in rural areas; reminiscences about flying own plane to provide abortions; difficulty of inclement weather in Minnesota and North Dakota; frustrations about other doctors' unwillingness to provide abortions; concerns about being able to retire and finding replacement doctors; unhappiness about inadequate after-abortion care women receive at area hospitals; training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and first experiences with botched abortions; impact of anti-abortion protestors on his personal life and the profession general; long distances women must travel for abortions; award from the National Abortion Federation as and "unsung hero" for travel several hundred thousand miles to provide abortions and only missing clinic once.
Copyright by Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH), 2002.