A New Level of Wickedness: Abortion Doulas
Writing about those who reject God, Paul reveals in Romans 1:26, "For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations that are contrary to nature." Some theologians believe that the relations that are contrary to nature refer not only to lesbianism but also to women turning on children. I haven't studied the passage enough to know if I agree with that, but I do know that an abortion doula is unnatural and wicked. Boasting to BBC about what she does, abortion doula Vicki Bloom disagrees.
If you're unsure of why abortion doulas exist, Bloom provides some insight:
"I will stand up by their head and be looking into that person's eyes, ready for whatever they need, while the doctor is doing the procedure," she says. "Even in clinics where staff are amazing, having someone in that dedicated role can be so valuable."
For later-stage abortions, which require women to go under general anaesthetic, Doula Project volunteers will offer to be there not just before, but also while the woman is unconscious.
"Witnessing is a big part of what doulas do," says Bloom. "Some people find it a great comfort to know someone they know, and who they connected with, will be there during the procedure, even if they're asleep."
Witnessing? In the context of an abortion, that's like being asked to serve as a witness at an execution. I mean, what does Bloom tell the women after they wake up? "Hey, everything went great. Your baby is dead."
Birth doulas are generally a luxury utilized by women toward the top of the socio-economic bracket. However, 49 percent of all abortions are performed on women living in poverty. The Doula Project, the organization that Vicki Bloom works for, was started with the direct purpose of targeting women living in poverty. To be fair, the Doula Project also serves women who are giving birth. But, according to Bloom: "We think women deserve good care and support however their pregnancy proceeds - whether it results in birth, miscarriage, stillbirth, foetal anomaly or abortion. All doulas who work for the project must be willing to do abortion work as well as birth work."
One difference between how the Doula Project treats birth versus abortion is that their services for birth are only open to women who make less than $30k a year. Their services for abortion are open to everyone. Bloom says that she sees around six women per shift, "and usually at least one of them is under 18."
I'm going to guess that the reason why the Doula Project doesn't have an income ceiling for those seeking an abortion is so that teenagers can have an abortion doula. Sadly, people like Bloom are so blinded by their own rebellion against God they can't see that they are aiding women in murdering their own child, even aiding children in the murder of their own child. Predictably, the article ends with this tragic statement:
In the eight years since she joined The Doula Project, it is the abortion work which Bloom has found most rewarding.
As she puts it: "Making a deep connection, making a difference - and then letting it go - is super-powerful."
If Bloom and her fellow abortion doulas really wanted to make a difference, they'd spend their time volunteering at pro-life crisis pregnancy centers that make a difference before, during, and after the birth of babies.