How a Catholic Kansas doctor suddenly became a fierce, vocal abortion rights advocate

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The Kansas City Star

That Friday in June when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade threw Dr. Sabrina Markese into an emotional tailspin. She was supposed to go to dinner with her mom and stepfather the next day. But the idea of breaking bread with staunch Catholics who oppose abortion was a bridge too far. She canceled and spent the day in bed. Most physicians never speak publicly about abortion outside of putting their name on a list of supporters — both for and against. Markese never thought she’d have to make her private, pro-choice stance known because, well, Roe v. Wade was there. But now it wasn’t. So af…

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