Abortion Doulas

  title={Abortion Doulas},
  author={Alyssa Basmajian},
  journal={Anthropology Now},
  pages={44 - 51}
  • A. Basmajian
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Medicine
  • Anthropology Now
Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion at the federal level, there has been a constant struggle to maintain this basic right. In recent years, conservative politicians have been gaining traction with anti-abortion legislation, making it ever more difficult to obtain the procedure. This political attack in conjunction with societal stigmatization leads to a dearth of abortion services. Lauren Mitchell, Miriam Perez and Mary Mahoney launched the New York City Doula… 
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