Photographer Interviews

Documenting a Battle Over Abortion

February 2, 2016

By David Walker


Rogac followed Dr. Bhavik Kumar as he prepared for work, met with patients and performed abortions for the day-in-the-life part of the story, inspired by W. Eugene Smith’s famous photo essay for LIFE magazine, “Country Doctor.” 

Access to legal abortions could soon end in many states, if laws that effectively shut down abortion clinics in Texas withstand legal challenges in the U.S. Supreme Court and spread to other states. How the Texas laws are affecting poor women in particular is the subject of’s recent story called “Shuttered: the end of abortion access in red America.”...

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