From Slate today :
Like a birth doula, the abortion doula uses deep breathing and visualization while talking the patient through the procedure. “We are there before, during and after the abortion,” says Mahoney. “We hang out with them in the pre-op waiting room, accompany them to their procedure and stand with them during [it], and then spend time with
them in the recovery room.
Abortion, it seems, really does invert every good act.