When women who regret their abortions take to the streets…
On National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, we recognize that the threats to abortion providers have changed since the 1990s. Violent attacks have diminished. But state legislatures are still restricting and targeting providers.
Today is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion-providers! Here are just a few reasons to recognize and a couple ways to do so!
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.