Dr. Nozer Sheriar, secretary general of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), spoke at a the Women Deliver this year about why he is an abortion provider. Dr. Sheriar said he believed that all doctors who care about women should perform abortions. He says he performs abortion because “I am pro-life and I’m pro-choice.”

The whole thing is ghastly but some things he says just have extra ghast. He talks of a “devout Catholic” young girl who decided to abort. He says, “As I performed her abortion I thought of my own daughter. I hope that if she ever found herself in a similarly distressing situation that I could be there for her without condition or judgment. And if for some reason I could not be there for her I prayed that she would find a doctor who would be her confidant, her support and her protector.”

*subhead*Now with extra ghast.*subhead*