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Jan 15

Using Papayas to Fight Stigma

What do papayas have to do with fighting abortion stigma? Great question! One of the ways that RHAP teaches both clinicians and non-clinicians about abortion is through the interactive Papaya Workshop. The Papaya Workshop is a hands-on opportunity to teach clinicians about manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) abortion – believe it or not, papayas are a great anatomical…

Jan 08

End of Year Fundraising Success

Thanks to over 250 supporters, we raised over $80,000 for our year-end campaign! Your support and the impact it has on clinicians and patients keep us inspired. Thank you for taking Abortion Access in YOUR Hands and committing to expanding access to reproductive health care. RHAP will now be able to create new educational resources for…

Dec 31

Notes From the Field: Dr. E

For this month’s Notes from the Field, we are sharing a patient experience from one of our Network members, Dr. E. Dr. E is a former RHAP fellow and member of the Mid-Atlantic Cluster who practices in the Delmarva area of Maryland, which is largely rural. A few weeks ago, a 17-year-old female patient and her mother…

Dec 26

Fundraise for Reproductive Health Care

Just in time for the holiday season, Shelby Adler and Jay Louik started a fundraiser to benefit the Reproductive Health Access Project. “We’ve seen first-hand how RHAP empowers physicians to better counsel patients regarding their reproductive care.” Together, they raised a total of $445 for RHAP. We appreciate you, Shelby and Jay! Would you also…

Dec 18

Abortion Access is in YOUR Hands

From now until December 31st, RHAP is raising funds to train and support clinicians to provide comprehensive reproductive health care and to become outspoken reproductive health champions. With anti-abortion extremists working hard to deny us access to basic health care, reproductive health care is under constant threat. We count on supporters to help us do…

Dec 11

What is a Medication Abortion?

At RHAP we believe everyone has the right to make the decisions that are best for their lives and bodies. This includes decisions about whether to have an abortion and what that abortion experience is like. One area that RHAP is paying close attention to is medication abortion, sometimes referred to as the “abortion pill.”…

Dec 06

RHAP Stands Against the Trump Administration’s Proposed Change to Public Charge Rules

In yet another attack on immigrant families and communities, the Trump administration recently released proposed changes to the United States’s “public charge” policy. Under these proposed changes, individuals and families who are enrolled in basic benefit programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, and Section 8 housing may now be considered “public charges,” thereby threatening their legal…

Dec 05

A #CallforChange

On election night, I was so stressed I went to sleep at 10 pm; I just couldn’t handle watching the results. It felt like so much was at stake. Now, weeks later, I am still trying to take in what it all means for our country, for the issues we care about – especially for…

Nov 30

Native American Heritage Month: Madonna Thunder Hawk

In an article chronicling her history and achievements, Madonna Thunder Hawk was dubbed the “Original Gangster,” as a steadfast, powerful, unafraid warrior woman. This is fitting, given she had a hand in forming all of the core South Dakota-based organizations that push for Indian self-determination, establish alternative schooling for Native children, protect reproductive health, and…