From the outset, FPA’s abortion care practice (Harris Institute for Reproductive Health) has had a dual mission: first, to provide the best possible care for Maine women; second, to provide health professionals an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of abortion care.
The official 40 Days for Life campaign comes to an end this Sunday. Then things get back to ‘normal’ at our Augusta health center, with protesters coming only twice a week instead of every day.
During the 40 Days for Life anti-choice protest, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes for us here at the FPA to provide abortion care services.
I don’t mean the medical side of things. The FPA follows the standards of care established by the National Abortion Federation.
I’m talking about the extra factors that abortion care providers have to consider. The key elements that create a supportive environment for patients, medical providers and staff.