Contraception

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…

Nov 20

Save the date! November 27 #GivingTuesday 

Did you know that it costs $90 to purchase the two types of pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) used for a medication abortion? Mark your calendars and join RHAP on November 27th for #GivingTuesday. We are looking to provide start-up supplies to the clinicians we train so that they can start integrating medication abortion care into their…

Nov 19

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Advocating for Our Patients in the #MeToo Era, by Anita Ravi

In July of 1981, activists at the first Feminist Encentro for Latin America and the Caribbean declared November 25th the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The day was originally selected to honor the Mirabal sisters, three Dominican feminists assassinated in 1960 for defying the Trujillo dictatorship, and to bring international attention to…

Nov 15

Peer to Peer (P2P) Fundraising Launch

Silpa Srinivasulu and Linda Prine both started Facebook birthday fundraising campaigns to benefit the Reproductive Health Access Project, asking their friends to support us for their birthdays! Together they raised a total of $2,161 for RHAP. Thank you Silpa and Linda!!!  Would you like to fundraise for RHAP? We just launched our own tools so that…

Nov 13

Native American Heritage Month

November was declared Native American Heritage Month in 1990. However, the fight for the celebration and national recognition of Native Americans’ and Alaskan Natives’ history, culture, and traditions began decades beforehand. Dr. Arthur C. Parker, historian and member of the Seneca Nation, was one of the early proponents of “American Indian Day.” During the early…