Canada: ‘Abortion doulas’ offer support to women with nowhere else to turn

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'Abortion doulas' offer support to women with nowhere else to turn
Halifax social worker trains volunteers to support people ending their pregnancies

By Nic Meloney, CBC News
Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Five years ago, Halifax social worker Shannon Hardy began driving women hundreds of kilometres so they could get abortions. They couldn't turn to their families or friends, so they turned to her for kindness and support.

Next month, Hardy will host her second training workshop for "abortion doulas" — volunteers who provide "emotional and practical" support to people who choose to terminate their pregnancies.
Continued at source: CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/abortion-doulas-halifax-maritime-abortion-support-services-1.4084929