MDs to Speak at "Unite Against the War on Women" Rallies
April 28, 2012
On Saturday, April 28, two PRCH Leadership Training Academy Fellows addressed the Unite Against the War on Women rallies in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Chicago, Illinois. The physicians will urge an end to policies and laws that keep their patients from obtaining contraception and abortion care.
Jen Russo, MD (left), told the crowd on the Pennsylvania state capitol steps in Harrisburg: "You and I are here because we understand that women rely on birth control and abortion for their health and their self-determination. ...We know that the walls that separate women from high-quality abortion care and contraceptives must come down." Her speech is available here and also appears on RH Reality Check.
In Chicago, Lori Gawron, MD (right), spoke about importance of fighting mandatory ultrasound and "personhood" bills, and said contraception coverage for all women "would be one of the most significant improvements in women’s health care in a long time. Every woman, regardless of her employer’s religious affiliation, should benefit from this advance." Read the rest of Dr. Gawron's speech here or on RH Reality Check.
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