Join us to celebrate the Reproductive Health Access Network: 15 years & counting!


Apr 11

Help Us Expand Access to Abortion Care

One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. But, there are many factors restricting access to abortion care: restrictive abortion laws, lack of trained clinicians, and financial cost to name a few. With your help, RHAP works to expand access to abortion care by supporting and training primary care clinicians nationwide. Over…

Mar 07

Abortion Provider Appreciation Day

On March 10, 1993 Dr. David Gunn was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. Three years later to honor his life and work the 10th of March became the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. Every day, we are thankful and honored that abortion providers all over the country put their lives at risk to…

Feb 24

Black History Month: Byllye Avery

On the final Friday of Black History Month, RHAP is taking the time to highlight black women’s health pioneer and lifelong activist Byllye Avery. Avery’s path first led her to a career in education, where she taught children with special needs in Jacksonville, Florida while pursuing a Master’s in Education. After being diagnosed with an…

Aug 22

Notes from the Field: Dr. Martha Simmons

In light of last month’s Supreme Court victory in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, we asked Dr. Martha Simmons, a 2015-2016 Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow, to share a recent patient experience that she found especially meaningful. “Danielle*, one of my regular patients, came to me for a Depo Provera shot. Previously, she had been…

Jun 10

Act For Women Lobby Day in Washington, DC

From May 11-12, 2016, RHAP Fellow Dr. Martha Simmons traveled to Washington D.C. for the Act for Women’s 2016 Advocacy Day ( Dr. Simmons joined health care providers and reproductive rights advocates from across the country to speak with their legislators about the Women’s Health Protection Act. This federal bill would block states from imposing…

Mar 03

Fighting for Reproductive Access

On March 2nd the U.S. Supreme Court heard the most important abortion access case in 25 years. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will determine whether Texas laws go too far in regulating abortion care providers in the state.Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules in the Whole Women’s Health case, attacks on abortion care are…