This is an excellent essay by Waldo Fielding, recounting some of his experiences as a doctor before Roe v Wade. Another strong reminder of why we need to keep vigilant watch over our reproductive rights.
It is important to remember that Roe v. Wade did not mean that abortions could be performed. They have always been done, dating from ancient Greek days.
What Roe said was that ending a pregnancy could be carried out by medical personnel, in a medically accepted setting, thus conferring on women, finally, the full rights of first-class citizens — and freeing their doctors to treat them as such.