What motivates an abortion provider? What brings an individual to this important – and regretfully still controversial – practice of medicine? The answers are as varied as the brave doctors who do the work of helping women.
The worst years of abortion clinic violence occurred during the Clinton presidency. Without a “friend in the White House,” will anti-abortion extremists ratchet up violence against clinics again? Hoffman, an abortion provider, shares her fears.
Abortion providers have been threatened, attacked, and even murdered by anti-choice extremists. If the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recognizes them as women’s rights defenders, would providers be better protected?
Maybe, if those who judge could sit in the exam room with the patients I meet, they would understand that, as a society, we must do all we can to avert unintended pregnancies.
In both Brazil and Kansas, the medical records of thousands of women who had undergone an abortion were ordered turned over to the police. Women in Brazil are being prosecuted. Is America far behind?
Women on Waves is now providing safe abortions off the coast of Ecuador, focusing attention on the reproductive justice activists fighting against a society that has strictly criminalized abortion.
Thirty years ago, abortion was seen as a positive advancement — medically, socially, and religiously. Now few want to claim it as a good.
A non-surgical abortion provider in Green, Ohio, is being evicted because of disturbances created by anti-choice protesters outside the clinic.
Anti-choicers insist that abortion providers like Planned Parenthood get into the business because it’s profitable. Never mind that Planned Parenthood does more to reduce the abortion rate by providing education and contraception than anything anti-choicers do.
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.