Quick Hit: So what is an Abortion Doula?

Still wondering what exactly an abortion doula is or does? The Abortion Gang has a great post up today featuring an interview with The Doula Project in an effort to help answer that very question. A couple of great quotes:

Any medical procedure can be scary, but facing an abortion can be especially frightening for some because of the wealth of inaccurate information and the stigma surrounding the procedure.

and:

As reproductive justice activists remind us, the choices most of us are able to make about our reproductive health are greatly affected by our circumstances, which are constrained by socioeconomic status, race, gender, sexuality, nationality, legal status, etc.

Best of all, the piece includes a list of abortion doula groups that are popping up across the U.S. – including yours truly! You can read the whole piece here.

Thanks for joining us on October 22nd!

Our first fundraiser on October 22nd was a huge success and we are so thankful to everyone who made it out to support us. We enjoyed meeting new people, eating delicious desserts, and connecting with pro-choice people in our community.

If you weren’t able to make it to our event and are interested in making a donation, send an email to dcdoulasforchoice@gmail.com – our fundraising right now is going to help us pay for training so that we can build our capacity to be effective abortion doulas.

Oct 22nd Fundraising Event is ON!

The DC Doulas for Choice Collective is excited to announce we have rescheduled our fundraising event for October 22nd! Mark your calendars folks! We’ll have desserts, awesome music, and prochoice doulas on hand to answer questions about our project. Help us spread the word! Bring your neighbor, your friend, or your coworker you’ve been meaning to get to know better!

Join us on Oct 22nd for dessert and dancing!

Saturday Benefit POSTPONED!

Due to Hurricane Irene, which is projected to hit the greater DC area on Saturday, we are postponing our first event until sometime in September. We sincerely hope that you will join us then. We’ll make it worth the wait!

Please feel free to contact us if you’d like to request more information or otherwise get involved! Thanks!

DJ and Dessert Benefit! for The DC Doulas for Choice Collective!



  
August 27th from 6-8:30 p.m.! Join and help us to raise the funds we need to partner with clinics and begin serving the greater DC area. We’ll have a selection of sweet vegan treats and even sweeter tunes from DJ alexDB!

Come by, hang, dance, enjoy, and stock up on free safer sex materials we’ll have to give out!

$6-8 suggested donation (all you can eat ice-cream and toppings!) Baked goods will be extra, but very reasonably priced!

Hope to see you there!

First Meeting!

The D.C. Doulas for Choice Collective met as a group for the first time last night. We are excited to get moving with our work providing abortion doula services to people in the D.C. area. In our meeting, we talked about our goals for the group (short and long term), our various skills that we bring to this work, and our passion and commitment to providing doula services for underserved people seeking a basic reproductive health care procedure: abortion.

Stay tuned for information about fundraising events in the coming weeks and months!

Also check us out on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/DCDoulas