Abortion providers—doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, and health center staff—are compassionate, courageous, skilled people who believe in the health and dignity of women. They work to keep women healthy and ensure they have access to the full range of reproductive health care options, no matter what. Above all, they trust women and care for women every day.
National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers was founded in memory of Dr. David Gunn, the first abortion provider killed in the U.S. Today we’re saying thank you.
There’s good bosses, and then there’s bosses who think their personal beliefs are more important than your health. But the way we see it, good bosses don’t try to interfere with or control their employees’ personal lives and health care decisions—and they don’t try to deny you birth control coverage just because they personally don’t agree with it.
BREAKING: House Republicans just took the 50th vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. That means taking away the huge benefits that Americans are already enjoying—and taking away coverage from millions. (It also means they’re still attacking this law, instead of working on issues Americans really care about—like immigration reform, fair pay, voting rights, the economy…)
Jokes aside, we don’t think it’s much to be proud of.
Abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy is rare, and often happens under tragic circumstances where women need every medical option available to them. When politicians push 20-week bans like they’re doing right now in West Virginia, they’re distorting that reality for the sake of their political and ideological agendas.
This week, a new poll shows that the majority of West Virginia voters agree: Legislators don’t belong in women’s personal health decisions, and extreme bills like this aren’t the right priority.
It’s official: Women Are Watching is back and bigger than ever in 2014. We’re ready to elect lawmakers who will stand with us—and send a message to those who don’t: Dismiss and demean women at your peril.
Born into slavery, Sojourner Truth was an outspoken slavery abolitionist and suffragist. In 1851, she delivered her famous "Ain’t I a Woman?" speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. In her speech, she challenged the women’s movement to include the experiences of women of color. Today we remember Sojourner for her historical contributions to justice and human rights.