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What Should I Do? by Jeffrey D. Nelson, M.D.

A Family Physician Discusses Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Difficult Decisions


Publication Date:  November 20, 2021


“Doctor, what should I do?” Decisions, anxious decisions, and more stressful and life-changing decisions! Do you think that you are      “pro-choice,” or “pro-life,” or unsure when related to abortion? Have you, a loved one, or a friend dealt with an unintended pregnancy? Have you dealt with adverse situations in a wanted pregnancy, where decisions must be made concerning the health and safety of the mother? Do you know the facts regarding contraception, abortion—and carrying a pregnancy to term? Dr. Jeff Nelson discusses these issues, and makes a case for being “pro-choice/pro-life.” This book focuses on some of the challenges that women face in our society. Many self-seeking questions are asked—and clear answers are given, making you aware of possible choices. As a family physician and parent, he asks you to walk the journey with him and consider all the above.


Jeffrey D. Nelson is a family physician who served the Cottage Grove, Minnesota area for over 38 years, retiring in 2020. His professional career saw many changes, including the transformation from small independent clinics to our current large health systems. A constant theme for each patient was having a personal connection with a physician to handle what are often difficult decisions when it comes to healthcare. How to handle an unintended pregnancy was sometimes one of the most difficult of those decisions. How to deal with a difficult cancer is another. As a husband, father, and doctor, he shared the story of the journey with his wife of forty-one years who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014, and subsequently died in 2016. That story is found in his first book, I Got To Live With An Angel. As a family physician and father of three married children and six grandchildren, he directs us along the journey—sometimes with a joyful ending; other times with the necessary choice to end a pregnancy.


Paperback ISBN: 978-1-952976-36-0

Publication Date:  12.07.2021



What Should I Do? by Jeffrey D. Nelson, M.D.

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