Thirty years ago, Dr. Ken Edelin nearly went to jail for performing a legal abortion. Today, he’s speaking out about current threats to abortion rights in the United States.
Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed. But anti-choicers won’t listen to evidence — they claim that abortion is unsafe. And in states across the country, they’ve managed to pass a host of burdensome regulations, called TRAP laws, on abortion provision that make it nearly impossible for abortion clinics to stay open.
This year, in honor of the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health created a letter thanking the brave physicians who provided abortions before the Roe decision. Join me in thanking the courageous men and women who helped make abortion legal for women in America.
There are ways to talk about the dangers that come to women when abortion is criminalized without resorting to lurid myths that slur the good name of those who risk life, limb, and freedom to provide this necessary service.
On January 7, abortion providers in Spain stated to the world that they will not be victims of governmental persecution and anti-choice manipulation. They decided to go on strike, accepting only “emergency” cases.