November 19, 2012
In yesterday's New York Times Magazine, Leadership Training Academy Fellow Siripanth Nippita, MD, published a letter in response to an article profiling anti-abortion extremist Charmaine Yoest. As an obstetrician/gynecologist who provides abortions, Dr. Nippita cares for the women Yoest disregards.
Unlike Yoest, Dr. Nippita "... cannot imagine telling my 14-year-old patient that she must carry to term a pregnancy resulting from rape. I do not presume to know more than my 30-year-old patient about her reasons to terminate a pregnancy. ... I trust my patients to be the best judges of their own circumstances."
November 26, 2012
If you live in Ohio, join PRCH's Lisa Perriera, MD, MPH, in standing up for Planned Parenthood!
Help defeat legislation that would strip this vital organization of state funding. Thousands of Ohioans depend on Planned Parenthood for affordable health care. Support those women and families today. Ask your state lawmakers to reject the bill targeting Planned Parenthood.
November 21, 2012
I am grateful for each of you, our supporters, for your commitment to quality reproductive health care.
I thank you for every email and phone call you've made urging your legislators to use medical evidence, not ideology, to guide the policies that affect women's health and lives.
I appreciate every dollar you've given us, trusting that our physicians will continue to advocate for patients' needs—in medicine, the media, and in statehouses across the country.
Our doctors join me in saying THANK YOU! for lending us your voice and your financial support this past year. I hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.
November 14, 2012
Women in the military don’t have insurance coverage for abortion in cases of rape or incest. Our board chair Douglas Laube, MD, MEd, said: "As a veteran and a physician, I am appalled by the military’s refusal to provide comprehensive care for soldiers who have been raped.... The military prides itself on top-of-the-line care for the wounded. It’s time for rape survivors to get the same treatment." Congress will soon finalize the National Defense Authorization Act—please take action today and urge your members of Congress to lift the military’s ban on coverage for abortion in cases of rape and incest.
Our women in uniform dedicate their lives to protecting our country—it's time for the law to protect them. Add your voice. Email your elected officials and tell them to support servicewomen’s health!
Help us recognize Eve Espey, MD, MPH, and Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, at the 2013 Rashbaum-Tiller Abortion Provider Awards.
Video: Pre-Roe Doctors
The documentary Voices of Choice features physicians and advocates who witnessed women's suffering before Roe v. Wade. They helped as many women as they could obtain safe abortions.
Help physicians and concerned supporters improve access to comprehensive reproductive health care—donate to PRCH!
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“I provide abortions because it is the single most rewarding and gratifying field of medicine I have experienced.”
Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH, from “Why I Provide”