terry-beresford-by Carder

Shortly after the Roe decision, [Terry] Beresford left Preterm and took a position as director of counseling at Planned Parenthood of Maryland.

There she inaugurated a series of workshops on counseling techniques that drew people (mainly, though not exclusively, women) from all over the country who were being hired in the recently-opened clinics.

Beyond the practical skills they developed, these workshops were crucial in helping to forge an occupational identity and a sense of community for those engaged in this newly created role of “abortion counselor.”

~ Carol Joffe, describing the work of recently deceased Terry Beresford, one of the founders of the National Abortion Federation and developer in the field of abortion counseling, RH Reality Check, April 30

[Photo Credit: NAF Annual Report, 2007]

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