Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Blog for Justice!

Welcome to the blog of the abortioneers.

Even if you're pro-choice, even if you've worked at NARAL, even if you've done gyno exams -- if you're most people, you still don't know the ins and outs of abortion. It's not your fault: there's not a lot of material out there that speaks openly and truthfully about what it's like to provide abortion-related services; and it turns out that abortioneers often hang out with other abortioneers, depriving non-abortioneers of their experiences and perspectives.

We are hotline educators, pregnancy-options counselors, fee fundraisers, procedure assistants, clinic escorts, volunteer drivers, future clinicians, and more. You may already know someone like us, and if you do feel free to point them here too. We hope this blog will be a source of insight for those who are not abortioneers, and a source of comfort and company for those who are.

Today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that found bans on abortion to be unconstitutional. Every year, bloggers mark this day with a "Blog For Choice" event. Our inaugural post is in honor of this day, but we hope to blog for choice (and for justice, and about our work days, and about the concept of "choice," and so much more) every day here.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for opening the box for real this time...abortioneers, I care!


This is not a debate forum -- there are hundreds of other sites for that. This is a safe space for abortion care providers and one that respects the full spectrum of reproductive choices; comments that are not in that spirit will either wind up in the spam filter or languish in the moderation queue.