Bay Area Doula Project Salon Series Presents: Counseling, Compassion, and Support

Join us for another amazing Bay Area Doula Project Salon Series event!

Bay Area Doula Project Salon Series Presents: A discussion at the Salon Series
Counseling, Compassion, and Support

 Experiences and Lessons from Abortion Counseling

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm 
Location: Million Fishes Art Collective
2501 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Bryant Street at 23rd Street
Cost: Free, $5-$15 Suggested Donation for Bay Area Doula Project, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

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Guest speakers include Alissa Perrucci, Reagan Parker, Sabrina Andrus, and Steph Herold.  


Sabrina Andrus is a board member at Backline, a counseling talk line providing unconditional support for decisions, feelings, and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption.  


Alissa Perrucci is the Counseling & Administrative Manager at the Women’s Options Center at San Francisco General Hospital. She has worked in abortion counseling for many years and has also conducted research on access to abortion, abortion stigma, and the impact of parental involvement laws on access to family planning and abortion care. Her book Decision Assessment and Counseling in Abortion Care: Philosophy and Practice was published by Rowman & Littlefield in March. Previously, she worked at the California Family Health Council where she evaluated Title X family planning programs throughout California and the OPA HIV Integration Grant for Region IX. Alissa has a PhD in clinical psychology and a Master of Public Health with an emphasis on maternal and child health. 


Reagan Parker applied her degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley to a career in the adventure travel industry.  After spending the last decade traveling the globe, the exposure to the lives of women worldwide made her more appreciative of American women’s reproductive freedom. She volunteers on ACCESS’s Healthline in order to ensure that women have the resources and support they need to obtain vital reproductive health services.   


Steph Herold is a reproductive justice activist who has worked in direct service abortion care and reproductive health advocacy. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at Columbia University, and is interning at ANSIRH this summer, researching abortion stigma.  Steph founded the website to honor the stories of abortion providers and to celebrate the legacy of Dr. George Tiller. She also founded the blog as a space for young people in the reproductive justice movement. She is a current board member of New York Abortion Access Fund and lives in Brooklyn, NY.


The evening will be filled with great conversation and great people! Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you and your friends there!

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