Abortion doulas: you’re “not responsible” if woman chooses wrong

In a book for and about abortion doulas (people who “emotionally support” women while they have their abortions, under “Tips for Self-Care” it says:

“You are not responsible if she went through with an abortion she ultimately didn’t really want to have.”

Mary Mahoney and Lauren Mitchell The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People (New York: Feminist Press, 2016) 221

Does any woman really WANT an abortion? Shouldn’t we be helping women find alternatives that both they and their baby can live with, rather than encouraging them to do something they can never undo?

Share on Facebook

About Sarah

Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
This entry was posted in Pro-Choice Quotes. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>