On Abortion as a Birthworker

Back when I was a full-time doula, I remember having a conversation with my husband’s best friend. Something came up about abortion, and he kind of fumbled over his words and apologized to me.

I was confused for a moment, then asked him directly – “Do you think I’m pro-life because I attend births?”

And he said, “Well, yeah….aren’t you?”

He was surprised (and relieved) to learn that not all birth professionals are pro-life.

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