This paper autoethnographically interrogates the author’s personal experience as an abortion clinic patient escort. Based in a performance paradigm, the author uses performative writing to articulate her experiences and to argue for an emphasis of the body and embodiment in scholarship on anti-abortion violence that centers patients and providers. Additionally, the paper articulates the ways in which anti-abortion violence is storied and narratively inherited by abortion providers, which affects their identity related to their abortion work. Finally, the author demonstrates how internalized and embodied narratives of anti-abortion violence manifest in fear of unpredictability.
Ellis, Cassidy D.
"A Boring Day at the Clinic Is a Good Day at the Clinic: Narrative Inheritances of Anti-Abortion Violence,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research: Vol. 19, Article 4.
Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol19/iss1/4