At RHAP, we are lucky to work with clinicians who provide abortion care all across the United States. Abortion providers face unique challenges unlike those of any other medical providers, including stigma, aggressive legislative restrictions, and even threats to their safety. We are thankful every day for the abortion providers who, despite these challenges, are dedicated to providing their patients with the health care that they need and deserve. The more we recognize the invaluable folks that provide this safe and legal medical care, the more we work towards reducing stigma around abortion care.
On March 10, 1993, Dr. David Gunn was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. To commemorate his life, the work he did, and the work that all abortion providers do to ensure that people can control their reproductive destinies, March 10th is recognized as National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.
In honor of this upcoming Appreciation Day, please take a minute to share your reasons for thanking abortion providers – send us your messages and we’ll write them on postcards to mail to providers across the country and share them on social media to encourage others to give thanks. If you’d like to host a mailing party of your own, email Kallie McLoughlin, our Operations Associate, for help getting started.