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Abortion Doula: you can love your baby and also kill it?

Posted in Abortion Doula with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by saynsumthn

Vanessa Norton is an abortion Douala who volunteers with the Bay Area Doula Project.

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Norton brags that at one point in her life she defended abortion clinics against Operation Rescue.

AB doula My Year

Norton has published an article in response to abortion Doula, Alex Ronan’s article, “My Year as an Abortion Doula,” calling much of it sensationalized and saying that it, “misrepresented abortion doula work and abortion in general.”

Among the statements which Norton took issue with was that Ronan’s language painted clinic staff negatively, the patients passively, and “almost romanticizes fetal remains,” she complains,”The attending doctor “barks commands,” a nurse “shoves a bucket,” a patient “stares blankly,” or even worse, when reconsidering her abortion, doesn’t know what she wants. Meanwhile, the fetus “sleeps like me,” looks like a “doll arm.”

Norton then adds, “What is never touched upon in the article is what I see as the most important piece of this abortion doula work: why do it? It can be emotionally and physically taxing, it doesn’t pay, it’s sometimes hard; it’s sometimes boring.”

Despite Norton’s disdain for Ronan’s abortion Douala story, I found hers just as shocking.

A few statements by Norton popped out for me.

My friend/doula who witnessed my abortion said to me, “you can love your baby and also kill it.” It was closest to what I felt when I decided to have an abortion.”

Norton also states that, “After having two abortions myself, witnessing several abortions, and touching just as many festus–babies–products of conceptions, I have never felt closer to the fact that no matter what choice is made, it is forever for that pregnant person...”

Perhaps that messed up mindset is how she can also be in awe of a baby being born.

Below is a screen grab of Norton’s Twitter page and a tweet from November, “Witnessed a baby emerge into the world yesterday afternoon. Like nothing else!”

Vanessa Norton Ab Doula