FORMERLY PHYSICIANS FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE AND HEALTH

March 10: National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

March 10 is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, observed every year on the anniversary of the day in 1993 when David Gunn, MD, was murdered by an anti-choice extremist. Every year, we honor the courageous medical practitioners who provide this much-needed service and fight the stigma surrounding this safe, legal medical care. You can read about our events from years past below.

Part of what Physicians does as an organization is share and celebrate doctors’ stories. Over a decade ago, we began compiling personal accounts from doctors across the country that underscore the importance of fighting to preserve reproductive rights, published in a brochure called Why I Provide. This small brochure--and its subsequent editions--has been hailed by the medical community and in the larger pro-choice and social justice communities as well.

Due in part to the popularity of the original Why I Provide, Physicians invites members of the Leadership Training Academy class to share their stories of why they provide and why they support their colleagues who provide. Here are the stories from our Class of 2014. Our Class of 2013 stories are available here.

How can you say thank you to an abortion provider?

Download these images and share on social media, using the hashtag #Thx2AbProviders:

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Read and share our providers’ stories.

Make a donation to Physicians for Reproductive Health today.

Celebrating providers:

Celebrate Abortion Providers Today!

NDAAPNSToday is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, observed every year on the anniversary of the day in 1993 when Dr. David Gunn was murdered by an anti-choice extremist. Every year, we honor the courageous medical practitioners who provide this much-needed service and fight the stigma surrounding this safe, legal medical care.

How can you celebrate? Read our Leadership Training Academy Fellows’ stories about why they provide. Download and share our doctors’ messages on social media and say #Thx2AbProviders. Make a donation to Physicians today in honor of your local abortion provider. 

Honoring Abortion Providers

Today, March 10, is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. March 10 is the day in 1993 when David Gunn, MD, was murdered by an anti-choice extremist.

Today we ask you to help us in fight the stigma around abortion.

ReadWhy I Provide,” a collection of 32 physician stories, as well as our Class of 2013 Leadership Training Academy Fellows’ stories here.

Watch our documentary, Voices of Choice, which documents the experiences of physicians involved in abortion care and reform prior to the landmark Supreme Court Roe decision in 1973.

Write a note or send a card to an abortion provider. Start a conversation with a friend about the challenges faced by abortion providers and patients. Share our physicians’ stories with your loved ones.

Join us by becoming a member of Physicians for Reproductive Health today. 

National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

March 10, 2012

Saturday, March 10, is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. March 10 is the day in 1993 when David Gunn, MD, was murdered by an anti-choice extremist.

This year, PRCH has partnered with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice to honor the ways in which religious faith has inspired many physicians, members of the clergy, and countless others to help women in need of abortion care.

National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

March 10, 2011

Today we honor the doctors who risked their lives to provide abortions. March 10 is the day in 1993 when David Gunn, MD, was murdered by an anti-choice extremist. This year we think of him, George Tiller, MD, and all the others who lost their lives because they provided women and families with life-saving medical care.