name is Krystal. I'm 15 years old and
I'm home schooling so that I can get to medical
school early. I would like to become and OB/GYN.
At this point I'm very interested in women's and
girls rights, especially their access to health
care. I would information on becoming an abortion
doctor, such as what kind of schooling is required,
what kind of daily life they have, and things
like that. The reason I'm interested in this field
is because I had a high school friend that recently
needed an abortion and couldn't because of various
reasons. These were her age, Mississippi's 24
hour waiting law, inability to receive emergency
medical abortion, and, etc. She ended up doing
it herself at home and I don't ever want to see
that happen again. It made me very mad and then
I became more interested in the rights women have
regarding their own bodies and contraceptive rights.
If you would please send me any information about
my interests please forward them to me or tell
me where I might be able to find them.
Most of us are driven to support abortion rights
because, like you, we have witnessed someone have
to jump through so many hoops just to experience
this basic right. There is a great group called
Medical Students for Choice -- www.ms4c.org --
and another called Physicians for Reproductive
Health and Choice -- www.prhc.org -- both should
be able to better answer your question and provide you with clues about what to do. If you don't
get the information you need let me know and I
can put you in touch with people directly there.
I hope that helps -- and thanks again for your
work -- good luck.