Two doulas who work in abortion clinics wrote in their book that they knew being honest about abortion (how it looked, and how it hurt women) would give ammunition to the pro-life side:
“We knew that acknowledging complicated feelings about abortion was going to be a delicate task and that being real about what an abortion actually looked like would be even more delicate. Asserting that someone might need support during an abortion? Forget it. Those were acknowledgments that many felt could be dangerous to the policies and laws in place that protect our right to choose.
Frequently, there was concern that we could be feeding the anti-choice [pro-life] movement with our perspectives.”
Mary Mahoney and Lauren Mitchell The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People (New York: Feminist Press, 2016) 18-19Share on Facebook