Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

10 March 2008

National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

Every year on March 10, reproductive justice advocates say a simple thank you to abortion providers. Here is my list of thank yous for all of them.

Thank you...

  • For making choice possible
  • For helping women take control of their lives
  • For providing health care
  • For teaching others
  • For helping women take their lives back
  • For saving women's lives
You can say thank you with a simple phone call, drop your local clinic or health center an email, send them flowers, or just say thank you the next time you go see your OB/GYN. You do know if your doctor performs abortions, right? You can also sign this petition supporting providers.

The National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers was initiated in 1996 and co-sponsored by many national organizations and individuals, as a way to help stop the isolation and create a positive climate for abortion providers across the country. March 10th is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. David Gunn, the first provider murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. It is a day to remember and honor Dr. Gunn and others who have and continue to put their lives on the line daily to make choice possible. Without abortion providers, there can be no "choice." And without choice women cannot be free to live and plan their lives! (source)

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