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Recognizing Abortion Providers

Fourteen years ago, March 10 was chosen as the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers  to honor those who continue our work despite the harassment meant to drive us away and to mourn those lost to violence.

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Abe-the-Aborted Fetus

Is this recently released comic book brilliant commentary on the extremism of the most controversial political issue of our time? Or a horrible anti-choice depiction of abortion? 

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The “Law and Order” Abortion Disaster and The Wasteland of TV

The folks at NBC’s long-running legal franchise Law & Order must have thought they’d garner praise for their episode on abortion. The show, however, was anything but balanced.

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A Different Kind of Bake Sale: Anti-Choice Extremists Plan eBay Auction for Roeder’s Defense

Militant anti-choice activists are organizing an eBay auction so that fans of murdering your political opponents can buy souvenirs and help pay for the defense of Scott Roeder.

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Without Providers, There is No Choice

A steady decline in abortion providers, due to violence and/or the threat thereof, and a shortage of new providers among young doctors and medical students, underscores that legality does not guarantee access.

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Weekly Pulse: Mob Scene

Republicans and their allies are pressuring Democratic healthcare reformers at town hall meetings around the country — but a network of corporate funders and lobbyists are behind the mobs.

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Roundup: Debunking Health Care Myths

Read this first: CBS and Salon debunk health care myths; Dr. LeRoy Carhart plans to open Kansas abortion clinic; Esquire profiles Dr. Warren Hern.

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New Report: Abortion Providers = American Human Rights Defenders, Now Under Increasing Attack

A new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) calls on both the federal and state governments to address the growing threats against and stigmatization and abuse of abortion providers throughout the United States. The report is accompanied by a series of videos including interviews with providers, and an action campaign targeting Congress.

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Why I Provide

The best gift I could give to honor Dr. Tiller’s life is to “come out” as an abortion provider to friends and family, to identify myself and the work I do with pride.

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VIDEO: PBS Examines “Abortion Providers Under Siege”

PBS has produced an exceptional segment about violence and harassment targeting abortion providers, asking whether Dr. George Tiller’s killing was an act of domestic terrorism and what the effect of decades of violence has on women’s access to the procedure.

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