Jewel is a college student in her early 20s living in Texas. When her doctor confirmed she was pregnant, Jewel panicked. She knew it wasn’t the right time for her to have a baby and that abortion was illegal in her state.
Luckily, Jewel had resources. After doing her research, she packed a bag and flew to New York City, where her sister lives. From there, the two women visited one of us — Joan Fleischman, a family doctor who has been performing abortions in her small New York City practice for over 20 years.