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Physicians for Reproductive Health is seeking your help in honoring the memory and professional contributions of two extraordinary abortion providers, Drs. William K. Rashbaum and George Tiller.

Please nominate physicians who you believe have the outstanding qualities these men embodied in their lives and their work – the deadline for submission is Friday, October 7, 2016.

For both awards we highly value candidates who have not previously received awards from reproductive health organizations. We hope to broaden our acknowledgment of the “unsung heroes,” those who have not received the recognition they deserve as abortion providers.


William K. Rashbaum, MD - HEADSHOTThe William K. Rashbaum, MD, Abortion Provider Award
 
is a lifetime achievement award honoring a gifted physician who has provided abortions and served as a mentor for colleagues, residents, and medical students. Awardees are recognized as eminent leaders in the reproductive health care community.The Rashbaum Award qualifications and nomination form can be found here.

 

George Tiller, MD black and whiteThe George Tiller, MD, Abortion Provider Award honors a physician who, although in the early stages of their career as a provider, has taken significant and courageous action to protect and expand access to abortion in their state, or nationally. Awardees are doctors who are currently providing abortions, and who have overcome opposition to remain public advocates for women’s health.The Tiller Award qualifications and nomination form can be found here.

 

All nominations for 2017 are due no later than 5:00 PM EST Friday, October 7, 2016. The Rashbaum-Tiller Abortion Provider Awards Nominating Committee thanks you in advance for your participation.

Questions? Contact Danielle Kapsalakis at daniellek@prh.org or 646-649-9940. 

Dr. Horvath-Cosper, D.C.-based OB-GYN, is a Vocal, National Advocate for Abortion Rights

NEW YORK—Physicians for Reproductive Health (Physicians), the doctor-led national advocacy group, announced Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper as the organization’s new Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow, a role that positions her as a leading national voice for reproductive health.

Dr. Horvath-Cosper rose to national prominence after filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights in order to protect her ability to advocate for reproductive justice. At the time, she was a fellow in the Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy, which prepares doctors to become lifelong leaders in reproductive health advocacy.

“As an abortion provider, serving the best interests of my patients means being both a physician and an advocate,” said Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper.  “Physicians for Reproductive Health has been a constant source of support and guidance for me in my advocacy work because they understand that the voices of abortion providers need to be uplifted and amplified, not silenced.  The only way we can tear down barriers and end stigma is by speaking out forcefully in support of reproductive health care, and I am thrilled to continue to work with Physicians to ensure that doctors have a strong voice in protecting access to safe, legal, abortion.”

As Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow, Dr. Horvath-Cosper will serve as a national spokesperson for Physicians on contraception, abortion access, reproductive health, and state and federal policy. She will also mentor Physicians’ Leadership Training Academy fellows, helping them become vocal and visible advocates for reproductive health.

“Dr. Horvath-Cosper is a forceful, passionate voice for reproductive rights and for efforts to destigmatize abortion,” said Jodi Magee, president of Physicians. “We are so proud to provide her with a platform to continue her advocacy on behalf of women and abortion providers across the country.”

For more information or to schedule interviews with Dr. Horvath-Cosper, please contact Elliot Levy at elliot.levy@berlinrosen.com or 202-800-7409.