FORMERLY PHYSICIANS FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE AND HEALTH

“In my journey as a physician and advocate,

Physicians for Reproductive Health has been a steadfast guide, benefactor, and friend, enabling me to be the best reproductive rights advocate that I can be.”    

Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc

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charitynavigatorCharity Navigator, America’s largest and most popular charity evaluator, has rated Physicians the number-one reproductive rights organization in the country!

Charity Navigator is considered the most influential charity rating service in the world, with over 6.2 million visits to their website in 2012 alone, and impacting approximately $10 billion of charitable donations each year. They rate organizations based on the three dimensions of a charity’s operations that a donor or social investor needs to consider before donating: financial health, accountability and transparency, and results reporting.

With its four-star rating, a perfect 100 out of 100 on Accountability and Transparency, and an overall score of 98.93, Physicians ranks 73rd out of more than 7,000 charities in the United States.

We could not have reached this amazing milestone without the generous support and active participation from all members of the Physicians community…so thank you! 

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a groundbreaking piece of proactive, pro-choice legislation: the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would create much-needed federal protections against state-level restrictions on reproductive rights.

Dr. Nancy StanwoodPhysicians for Reproductive Health submitted written testimony from board chair Dr. Nancy Stanwood (left) in support of the Act. From her testimony:

“Every woman has her own unique circumstances and must be able to make personal medical decisions, including the decision to have an abortion, without political interference.… As physicians, we work every day to make sure our patients receive the high-quality health care they need in a safe, respectful environment. We need the Women’s Health Protection Act to ensure that all women have access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion, regardless of where they live. It is critical to the lives and health of our patients that this bill passes.”

Read the entire testimony here.

Dr. Willie Parker at WHPAIn addition, our board member Dr. Willie Parker (pictured at right, with Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup, who also testified) testified on behalf of the women he serves in Mississippi, where there now is only one clinic at which women can access safe, legal abortion care. Speaking about his work, Dr. Parker testified:

“I want for women what I want for myself: a life of dignity, health, self-determination, and the opportunity to excel and contribute. We know that when women have access to abortion, contraception, and medically accurate sex education, they thrive. It should be the same for all women, no matter where they live.”

Watch video of his testimony on C-SPAN here, and read his testimony here