Being An Abortion Doula In A Post-Roe World

You may have never heard the phrase abortion doula, but for years they have been working to support people navigating the process and experience of ending a pregnancy.

With Roe overturned, depending on where you live, figuring out how to obtain an abortion has gotten much harder. This could make the role of abortion doulas more critical than ever — and more risky.

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Vicki Bloom. She refers to herself as a full service doula and provides a range of reproductive health support services, from helping clients create a birth plan, to being present at abortions, to providing information and emotional support.

We discuss what a abortion doula does and how that role might change in a post-Roe world.

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