Former Late-Term Abortion Staffer: Abortion an Act of Love

Opinion   |   Jill Stanek   |   Oct 19, 2012   |   6:21PM   |   Washington, DC

I see being a doula as a political act and I believe that abortion, pregnancy, and childbirth can be a radical act of love and resistance.

I’ve held the hands of thousands of people during their abortions and the compassion and love that I’ve witnessed while supporting someone during their abortion has shaped the kind of birth doula that I am today.

Being queer and actively choosing to work with queer and trans folks makes me a little different than the traditional doula (and I love that!).

~ Feminist activist, former intern for late-term abortionist George Tiller, and full-spectrum doula Kate PalmerRadical Doula, October 11

CLICK LIKE IF YOU’RE PRO-LIFE! Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.