Dr. Suzanne Poppema’s horse, Lochinvar takes a treat from her hand, Friday at a Snohomish riding facility where she keeps him and rides him regularly. Poppema, 71, was an abortion provider before retiring five years ago. She has been a long-time advocate for womens’ access to abortion. She is worried about rights currently threatened. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Dr. Suzanne Poppema’s horse, Lochinvar takes a treat from her hand, Friday at a Snohomish riding facility where she keeps him and rides him regularly. Poppema, 71, was an abortion provider before retiring five years ago. She has been a long-time advocate for womens’ access to abortion. She is worried about rights currently threatened. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Then and now, Edmonds doctor a defender of abortion rights

Some states’ strict laws worry Dr. Suzanne Poppema, who performed the procedure for 20-plus years.

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