In an outrageous demonstration of just how little they know about sexual violence and rape, Concerned Women for America sent Senators a letter asserting raped servicewomen should not be offered abortion care as a “cure-all.” Saying abortion is a “cure-all” for rape is like saying a band aid is a cure-all for cancer. Tell CWA that there is no “cure-all” for rape and send them a band aid.
This war on providers has been going on so long it has become essentially “the new normal,” with significant public attention only when a provider is murdered.
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.
A doctor who performed late abortions mostly on poor and immigrant women is facing eight counts of murder. How does stigma and fear around abortion contribute to such a deadly scenario?
March 10th was “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers,” a day to remember the people who make the right to choose “real.” But we need to be mindful every day of what providers do and what they sacrifice.