I have often wondered how Dr. George Tiller continued his work. The answer comes from a phrase from writer Anne River Siddons. “Close your eyes and think about what you would die for…and now open your eyes and live for it.”
The arrest on murder charges of a doctor who provided abortions is horrific but the case is an outlier and not typical of the high-quality abortion care provided by NAF members.
The Medicaid ban on abortion funding and state restrictions requires poor women in Philadelphia and around the country to face horrific choices when they need an abortion.
Anti-choice politicians in Oklahoma have tried year after year to make it harder for women to access abortion despite the fact that and have been thwarted by the courts. Now there may be no check or balance on anti-choice legislation.
Right now, women in Minnesota are protected by state law if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned. But anti-choice legislators are aiming to change that.
The 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a day to acknowledge the importance of safe, legal abortion care as an issue of justice for women. It’s also a time to recognize that barriers to this care still exist for far too many women in this country.
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) claims his bill would “only” codify, or make permanent, the Hyde Amendment. But it goes far beyond current law, seriously compromise women’s access to reproductive health care, and hamstring government operations.
When my best friend faced an unintended and unwanted pregnancy, I made the choice to stand with her, and I have been an advocate for reproductive justice ever since.
I began providing abortions in 1974. I never imagined that in the year 2011, I would see so many efforts to separate patients from doctors and deprive women of safe, legal health care.
The defeat of increased funding for end of life care should serve as a warning to all those concerned about autonomy over their own healthcare choices.