For the last decade the right has chipped away at abortion access by making it more expensive, closing clinics, increasing waiting periods and decreasing gestational limits. But for 2019 Arizona abortion opponents are literally enacting a “death by a thousand paper cuts” agenda against legal abortion through their new paperwork and reporting requirements for doctors performing abortions. None of them are medically necessary, not a single question will provide any benefit to public health, and each one will dramatically raise the amount of resources a clinic uses per patient.
Our patient’s frequently write in our journal kept in the recovery room. It is helpful and healing to write one’s thoughts down and read other women’s comments.
“First of all, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful caring staff here. Dr. Goodrick is the sweetest woman. I am so thankful to her. I was very scared when I first arrived here today. I am no longer afraid and actually am very relieved. I am a single mother of two boys. They mean the world to me. I couldn’t afford to bring another child into the world because I’m barely making it as it is. The guy I am dating right now is not very responsible and totally depends on me financially…I know I made the right decision for my two little boys and myself. Once again, thank you very much Dr. Goodrick and your staff. I do appreciate everything you’ve done for me.” — Sincerely, S.M.Y
“To all the staff and doctor: Thank you so much for making a hard day and time of my life easier on me. All of you women are absolutely amazing! Thank you for treating me well and helping me through a very difficult decision. I will do whatever I can to return the favor. Thank you all so much and you are truly amazing. This was a very hard decision I’ve made and from the website on, it’s run completely smoothly for me. From your personality along with your professionalism, I will keep you as my primary doctor…what a wonderful team you have here.” — Thank you. B.G.
“The staff here has treated me so very well. They’re total sweethearts. I feel good about my decision. I already have 4 children and we couldn’t possibly afford another both financially and mentally. Thanks so much.”
“Thank you for making this difficult decision easier. You were all so caring, loving and down to earth. Your kindness will not be forgotten. As for me, I am 34 and have 4 children already. I pray for forgiveness from God and will now begin the healing process. Remember we are never alone.” — K
“To all the staff that helped me feel comfortable. Well, I want to say thanks for making this experience easy. The atmosphere here is warm and loving. As soon as I walked in the door, I felt relieved. I had no idea why, but when I started speaking to you, the staff, my heart came back into place. Also, most thanks for making the procedure painless…My deepest gratitude to you. Hope everything goes well in any aspiration, wish or dream you have. I will never forget you.” — Sincerely, J.F. PS You’re the best.
“I was told to come here by a close friend that had a great experience here. Now I have had a wonderful experience. Dr. Goodrick is a great woman. All of the staff is incredibly pleasant and caring. If I were to ever have anyone came to me for help, I will be sure to refer them here. This is obviously hard for all women to go through. Being put in this warm and caring atmosphere is exactly what a woman needs. Thanks again.” — God bless L.B.
“This has been an eye opening experience for me. You hear very bad things about abortion clinics. This is a wonderful place where you feel as if you are going to any other doctor’s office. The staff here is polite and care how you feel and make sure you are comfortable with your decision. I have two very wonderful children and look forward to spending quality time with them. I believe a third child may have been cheated out of the quality time he or she deserves. This type of decision is never easy. This office has made an unpleasant experience into a pleasant experience. Thank you very much.”