IX-"The Abortion Profiteers" - Pamela Zekman and Pamela Warrick - Chicago Sun-Times

IX-"The Abortion Profiteers" - Pamela Zekman and Pamela Warrick - Chicago Sun-Times

Infamous doctor is Detroit Connection

by: Pamela Zekman, Pamela Warrick | publication date: November 21, 1978 | Publication: Chicago Sun Times | pages: 8

It happened in the Rucker Memorial Medical Center, the little brick building in Detroit where at least two Chicago referral agencies send women more than 12 weeks pregnant for cheap, fast abortions. The center is owned by Dr. Joseph W. Rucker, who performs abortions there with his wife - and on at least one occasion, his dog - assisting him. During a five-month investigation of the Chicago abortion business by the Sun-Times and the Better Government Assn., we heard from a number of women who were sent to Rucker's clinic by these referral agencies - women with tales as ghastly as that of the Joliet couple who saw the dog in the operating room.

The ninth article in the Sun-Times' "Abortion Profiteers" series reports on a Detroit abortion clinic that gives abortions to women who are over 12 weeks pregnant.

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