I have been thinking lately about possibly volunteering for our local rape crisis center to counsel women who have been assaulted over the phone and possibly accompany them to hospitals (for rape kits, etc, i believe). This seems to be the big national network for this sort of thing, but I was wondering whether you or anyone else had information about other pro-life individuals who might have volunteered–I don’t want to go through the training to learn and learn at some point I’m supposed to accompany someone to an abortion procedure. I am guessing that is probably not part of the job, but I don’t want to waste these people’s time in training me if that does happen to be the case.
I’m afraid I have no idea. Maybe a reader does. Personally, I don’t see why you couldn’t go through the training and, when you volunteer, simply make clear from the outset where your moral boundaries are. I suspect that with volunteer organizations, they are not going to be super militant about this and drive away people who are otherwise willing to do them free service.