Oral history interview with George Miks, 2002

 

Name
Miks, George (Interviewee)
Fly on the Wall Productions (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with George Miks, 2002
Abstract
Experiences as a "circuit provider" who travels between Minnesota and North Dakota to provide abortions in rural areas; reminiscences about flying own plane to provide abortions; difficulty of inclement weather in Minnesota and North Dakota; frustrations about other doctors' unwillingness to provide abortions; concerns about being able to retire and finding replacement doctors; unhappiness about in adequate after-abortion care women receive at area hospitals; training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and first experiences with botched abortions; impact of anti-abortion protestors on his personal life and the profession general; long distances women must travel for abortions; award from the National Abortion Federation as and "unsung hero" for travel several hundred thousand miles to provide abortions and only missing clinic once
Collection Name
Physicians for reproductive health and choice oral history project
Subjects
Obstetricians; Gynecologists; Abortion--United States; Abortion services--Minnesota; Abortion services--North Dakota; Reproductive rights--United States; Pro-life movement--United States; Miks, George
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2002
Note (Biographical)
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Note
Interviewed by Fly on the Wall Productions, May 2002
Note (Provenance)
George Miks, Gift 2002
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13795140
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-79we-7y12
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.