“I had a sinking feeling when I opened the letter and saw who the sender was,” Dr. Chastine recounted to me over email. “These were the same people who’d just mounted a full scale campaign to make my professional life unpleasant. I couldn’t help but take it as an announcement: We know where you live. You’re not safe anywhere.”

—Robin Marty, writing about Dr. Cheryl Chastine for Think Progress. Read more about abortion in the Longreads archives.

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