I Will Provide

I Will Provide: Pledge to Advocate

We are providers of compassionate reproductive health care. The people of our country trust us with their health, well-being, and reproductive futures. We serve as the bridge between our nation’s families and the fundamental care they need, whether it’s abortion, contraception, or preventive care.

Reproductive health care providers and patients are too often harmed in ways that providers and patients of other health care fields are not. Many of our incoming political leaders have supported policies that would curtail our ability to provide the full spectrum of comprehensive care for our patients. These measures will disproportionately affect low-income women, women of color, young women, immigrant women, and non-cisgender persons— communities that already suffer from health disparities and inequalities.

Some of our political/elected leaders have employed hateful, dehumanizing rhetoric that undermines our credibility, seeks to challenge our humanity, and belies our training. Some citizens have used arson, murder, and other illegal acts to target those of us who offer abortion care,and our patients. These acts threaten our well-being, and that of our patients and their families.

Despite these assaults, we vow to move forward. In light of the current political climate, we pledge to advocate for the following:

  1. Respect for the patient-provider relationship. Patients and their providers, not politicians, should decide together what type of contraception to use and whether to continue or end a pregnancy. Those decisions should never be constrained or coerced by the government.
  2. Care without discrimination. The ability to provide or obtain reproductive health care should not depend on a zip code, income, race, or source of insurance. Health care providers should be able to provide the care that is best for the patient’s health. Those clinical conversations and/or outcomes should not be dictated or influenced primarily by cost barriers.
  3. To give and receive care free from harm. Performing a safe, legal medical procedure should not turn a medical professional or her/his patients into targets.Reproductive health care providers, and particularly abortion providers, their patients, their families, and their co-workers have the right to work free of violence, harassment, and discrimination.
  4. Evidence-based care.Reproductive health care providers have the professional obligation to give patients complete, medically accurate care. They should not be required by law to lie to their patients—for example, by stating (falsely) that abortions cause breast cancer or mental health problems—or present a particular moral interpretation of the abortion procedure.
  5. Care when our patients need it. A health care provider should be able to provide an abortion after explaining the procedure and obtaining the patient’s consent. There is no medical reason for a patient to wait 24 hours, 72 hours, or any other length of time between consent and the abortion procedure as dictated by some state laws, unless the patient decides to do so. In fact, the earlier in pregnancy the safer the procedure so imposing delays means imposing increased risk.
  6. Care free from barriers. Those providing abortion care should be able to choose the treatment that is best for the individual patient. The law should not dictate courses of treatment that are not supported by medical evidence. Nor should the law require providers to add medically unnecessary steps to the abortion procedure, processes that cause delays and increase the risks for the patient.
  7. Respect from our employers. A health care provider should always be able to provide or refer for the evidence-based treatment that is most appropriate for their patient. They should never have to fear retaliation from an employer for ensuring their patients have access to comprehensive, high-quality medical care.
  8. Confidential services. Without confidentiality, many patients will forgo essential reproductive and sexual health services. Health care providers should be able to protect the confidentiality of their patients, including minors. The law should not require notification of parents or spouses before a patient can access medical services.

We pledge to advocate for these rights that all patients and providers deserve. Reproductive health care, including access to abortion and contraception, is basic health care that all individuals deserve. We will be a clear and loud voice for the health and dignity of our colleagues, patients, and the future of reproductive health in this country.

We pledge to provide:

  1. Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc
  2. Anne Davis, MD, MPH
  3. Diane Horvath-Cosper, MD, MPD, FACOG
  4. Douglas Laube, MD
  5. Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, FACOG, FSFP
  6. Marvin Buehner, MD
  7. Shayne Sebold Taylor
  8. Nancy Auer
  9. Timothy Spurrell, MD
  10. Michelle Debbink, MD, PhD
  11. Adam Jacobs, MD
  12. Sara Levine, MD
  13. Suzanne Poppema, MD
  14. Pratima Gupta, MD, MPH
  15. Jill Meadows, MD
  16. Yashica Robinson, MD
  17. Quentin Deming
  18. Patricia Glowa, MD
  19. Nazanin Ahmadieh
  20. Megan Evans
  21. Larry Leeman
  22. Richard Grossman, MD
  23. Roger Rochat
  24. Daniela Diaz
  25. Angel Foster, DPhil, MD, AM
  26. Frances Batzer
  27. Catherine McKegney
  28. Laurence Dopkin
  29. Jason Rafferty, MD
  30. Eve Espey, MD, MPH
  31. Paul Fine
  32. Matthew Zerden, MD
  33. Fredrik Broekhuizen, MD
  34. David Turok, MD, MPH
  35. Cassing Hammond
  36. Nada Stotland
  37. Ralph Riviello
  38. Michelle Forcier, MD
  39. Darcy Broughton
  40. Robert Johnson
  41. Scott Spear
  42. Wendy Chavkin, MD,  MPH
  43. Quentin Deming
  44. Susie Baldwin
  45. Sarp Aksel, MD
  46. Alison Edelman
  47. Julia McDonald, DO, MPH
  48. Meredith Pensak
  49. Masha Gervits
  50. Lydia Pecker
  51. Siri Fiebiger
  52. Swati Shah, MD
  53. Diljeet Singh
  54. Celeste Royce
  55. Sarah Horvath, MD
  56. Evelyn Twentyman
  57. Gabrielle Goodrick
  58. Rebecca Cohen
  59. Sarah Traxler
  60. Jessica Brown
  61. Shari Leipzig
  62. Wayne Goldner
  63. Hedwige Saint Louis, MD, MPH
  64. Anthony Mehle
  65. Brenda Pereda
  66. Claudia Borzutzky
  67. Elizabeth Lassen
  68. Barbara Ogur
  69. Linda Prine
  70. Panna Lossy
  71. Carrie Frederick
  72. Rachel Perry
  73. Tina D’Amato, DO
  74. Ruth Lesnewski
  75. Mark Rosing, MPH
  76. Sarah Marshall
  77. Vicky Borgia
  78. Isabel Blumberg, MD
  79. Angeline Ti
  80. Susan Robinson
  81. Karen Becker
  82. Benjamin Romney
  83. Colleen McNicholas, DO
  84. Arthur Fleisher
  85. Emily Fine
  86. Mary Flynn
  87. Paul Gianutsos
  88. Jennifer Hsia
  89. Caitlin Gustafson
  90. Janet Jacobson
  91. Katharine Sznajder
  92. Adrienne Davis
  93. Mark Ryan
  94. Shayne Poulin
  95. Zevidah Vickery
  96. Glenna Martin
  97. Hayley Marcus
  98. Erica Gibson
  99. Chris Creatura
  100. Meera Shah
  101. Jeffrey Waldman
  102. Traci Kurtzer
  103. Betsy Patterson
  104. Julie Stern, MD
  105. Andrea Gordon
  106. Diane Korsower
  107. Marjorie Greenfield
  108. Alyssa Colwill
  109. Emily Dow
  110. Taryn Baer-Shalev
  111. Katherine Farris
  112. Katrina Heyrana
  113. Krishna White
  114. Johana Oviedo
  115. Mardge Cohen
  116. Jean Abbott
  117. Bhavik Kumar, MD
  118. Kristyn Brandi, MD
  119. Jess Zonana
  120. Michelle Orengo-McFarlane
  121. Jan Crean
  122. Stephanie Long
  123. Cheng Tou
  124. Sabrina Holmquist, MD, MPH
  125. Reni Soon
  126. Melaura Wittemyer
  127. Tyler Gray
  128. EmmaKate Friedlander
  129. Joann Heck Kersh
  130. Wendy Edds
  131. Emily Schneider
  132. Nicole Chaisson
  133. Naomi Smidt-Afek, MD
  134. Rachel Kopicki
  135. Anna Lowell
  136. Sloane York
  137. Alexandra Carey
  138. Daniel Pomerantz
  139. Esther Chung, MD
  140. William Dubiel
  141. Emilia Cuneo
  142. Rachel Masch
  143. Kambria Beck Holder, MD
  144. Lisa Simons
  145. Julie Thorne, MD, MPH
  146. Connie Mitchell
  147. Stephen Sonnenberg
  148. Judith Johnson, MD
  149. David English
  150. Audrey Toda
  151. Mika Godzich
  152. Tenessa MacKenzie
  153. Megan Essman
  154. Jennifer Tang
  155. Lisa Perriera, MD
  156. Kathleen Morrell, MD
  157. Sydney Hendry, MD
  158. Karen Kade
  159. Sarah McNeil, MD
  160. Janet Singer, CNM
  161. LeighAnn Frattarelli, MD
  162. Ellen Landsberge, MD
  163. Joel Lebed, DO
  164. Adam Colton, DO
  165. Jerome Hoffman, MD
  166. Sara Imershein, MD, MPH, FACOG
  167. Robert Blake, MD
  168. Lynette Leighton, MD, MS
  169. Renee Novello, MD
  170. Mithu Tharayil, MD
  171. Ann Engelland, MD
  172. Linda Barbour, MD
  173. Lael Greenstein, MD
  174. Ellie Doig, MSN, NP-C
  175. Carolyn Sufrin, MD
  176. Christopher Estes, MD
  177. Caitlin Weber, MD
  178. Margo Harrison, MD
  179. Atsuko Koyama, MD
  180. Martha Simmons, MD
  181. Jacqueline Wallace, MD
  182. Alison Block, MD
  183. Lin-Fan Wang, MD
  184. Maya Bass, MD
  185. Taylor Charest, Medical Student
  186. Alhambra Frarey, MD
  187. Mindy Brittner, MD
  188. Kathleen Nishida
  189. Kristina McElhinney, DO
  190. Ethan Ross, MD
  191. Margaret Haviland, RN
  192. Anne Kaufhold, MD
  193. Sara Levin, MD
  194. Liza Goldman Huertas, MD
  195. Dalia Brahmi, MD
  196. Meg Rosenberg, MD
  197. Katherine Hladky, MD
  198. Carolyn Westhoff, MD
  199. Gabriella Reubins
  200. Esthrann Grace, MD
  201. Chava Kahn, MD, MPH
  202. Cris Malino, MD, MPH
  203. Kwan Chun, MD
  204. Shannon Connolly, MD
  205. Weiyu Zhang, MPH
  206. Sarah Morocco, MD
  207. Annie Fu, MD
  208. Michelle Davey, DO
  209. Catharine Crockett, MD
  210. Betsy Pfeffer, MD
  211. Pam Adelstein, MD
  212. Stephen Roland
  213. James Becker, MD
  214. Jessica Reid, MD
  215. Stephania Hasan, MD, MPH
  216. Mona Dalal, MD
  217. Alexandra Golobof, MD, MPH
  218. Amitasrigowri Murthy, MD, MPH
  219. Audrey Lance, MD
  220. Ashley Tedone, FNP-BC
  221. Britt Lunde, MD
  222. Jen Flament, MD
  223. Jessica Atrio, MD MSc
  224. Molly Findley, DO, MPH
  225. Ana Cepin, MD
  226. Mary Frank
  227. Sarah Hutto, MD, MPH
  228. Diana Carvajal, MD
  229. Annie Fu, MD
  230. Gillian Dean, MD, MPH
  231. Sharon Gerber, MD
  232. Melissa Figueroa, MD
  233. Margaux Lazarin, DO, MPH
  234. Claudia Roca
  235. Stacy De-Lin, MD
  236. Christine Jones, MD
  237. Ariella Goldman, MD
  238. Jessica Stanton, MD
  239. Dea Sloan, MD
  240. Emily M. Godfrey, MD, MPH
  241. Page Pennell, MD
  242. Paula Castano, MD, MPH
  243. Shanthi Ramesh, MD
  244. Ashley Brant, DO, MPH
  245. Aaron Lazorwitz, MD
  246. Siripanth Nippita, MD, MS
  247. Katherine Pocius, MD, MPH
  248. Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH
  249. Hui Min Cheong, MD
  250. Melody Hou, MD, MPH
  251. Holly Bullock, MD, MPH
  252. Justin Diedrich, MD, MSCI, FACOG
  253. Caitlin Parks, MD
  254. Erin Berry-Bibee, MD,MPH
  255. Jason Bell, MD, MPH, MS
  256. Roopan Gill, MD
  257. Jennifer Lesko, MD MPH
  258. Jessica Fivecoat, MD
  259. Sharon Achilles, MD, PhD
  260. Bliss Kaneshiro, Associate Professor
  261. Elizabeth Schmidt, MD, MSCI, FACOG, FACS
  262. Karen Meckstroth, MD, MPH
  263. Dominika Seidman, MD MAS
  264. Allison Linton, MD, MP
  265. Rachael Phelps, MD
  266. Amy Kane, MD
  267. Elizabeth Harrington, MD
  268. Robin Wallace, MD, MAS
  269. Kari Braaten, MD, MPH
  270. Erica Hinz, MD
  271. Andrea Jochim, MD, PhD
  272. Shandhini Raidoo, MD
  273. Agatha Berger, MD
  274. Jennefer Russo, MD
  275. Shannon Carr, MD, MSc
  276. Jennifer Conti, MD, MS
  277. Lauren Naliboff, DO
  278. Lauren Owens, MD
  279. Caryn Dutton Bean, MD, MS
  280. Sarita Sonalkar, MD, MPH
  281. Elizabeth Deans, MD, MPH
  282. Jennifer Robinson, MD, MPH
  283. Paula Bednarek, MD, MPH
  284. Matthew Reeves, MD, MPH
  285. Ben Brown, MD
  286. Chioma Ndubisi, MD
  287. Sarah Averbach, MD
  288. Laura Laursen, MD
  289. Justine Wu, MD, MPH
  290. Megan Lawley
  291. Lyndsey Benson, MD, MS
  292. Jessica Morse, MD, MPH
  293. Eleanor Drey, MD, EdM
  294. Wan-Ju Wu, MD, MPH
  295. Amy Kelley-Osdoba, MD, FACOG
  296. Zoë Julian, MD, MPH
  297. Mark Wilcox, MD
  298. Claudia Diaz, MD, MPH
  299. Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD
  300. Natsai Nyakudarika, MD
  301. Crystal Goldsmith, MD
  302. Martha Tesfalul, MD
  303. David A. Klein, MD
  304. Wenjia Zhang, MD
  305. Jessica Guh, MD
  306. Kelly Culwell, MD MPH
  307. Ghazaleh Moayedi, DO
  308. Annette Pelaez, MD
  309. Arianna Cassidy, MD
  310. Sarah Isquick, MD
  311. Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA
  312. Kimberly Kilfoyle, MD
  313. Gelareh Nikpour, MD
  314. Jorge Alvarado, MD
  315. Maisa Feghali, MD
  316. Sarah Flaherty, MD
  317. Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS
  318. Leah Torres, MD, MS
  319. Lisa Keder, MD
  320. Diana Robles, MD
  321. Megan Orlando, MD
  322. Erica Manrriquez, MD
  323. Jennifer Kerns, MD
  324. LL Thorndike, DO
  325. Sara Pentlicky, MD
  326. Lonna Gordon, MD, PharmD
  327. Anjani Kolahi, MD
  328. Erika Levi, MD, MPH
  329. Ying Zhang, MD
  330. Erica Pettigrew, MD, JD, MPH
  331. Angela Janis, MD
  332. Natalie Hinchcliffe, DO
  333. Julie Finger, MD, MPH
  334. Michelle Sriwongtong, MD, MSc
  335. Dana Kusnir, MD
  336. Melissa Nass, MD
  337. Jessica Rubino, MD
  338. Yorgos Strangas, MD
  339. Kristina Tocce, MD, MPH
  340. Clark Johnson, MD MPH
  341. Jennifer Pitotti, MD
  342. Amaranta Craig, MD
  343. Julie Chor, MD, MPH
  344. Jasmine Lee, MD, MS
  345. Jennifer Smith, DO
  346. Yolanda Evans, MD
  347. Biba Nijjar, MD, MPH
  348. Zowie Barnes, MD
  349. Andrea Angelucci, DO
  350. Lauren MacAfee, MD
  351. Nicole Fanarjian, MD, MSCR
  352. Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH
  353. Adam Bonnington, MD
  354. Anuj Khattar, MD
  355. Kohar Der Simonian, MD
  356. Jackie Lamme, MD
  357. Eva Patil, MD, MPH
  358. Jessica Young, MD
  359. Melissa Chen, MD, MPH
  360. Lucia McLendon, MD, MPH
  361. Sheila Ramgopal, MD MA
  362. Rupa Natarajan, MD
  363. Lisa Bayer, MD, MPH
  364. Karla Gonzalez, MD
  365. Leslie Palacios-Helgeson, MD
  366. Tabatha Wells, MD
  367. Lynette Leighton, MD
  368. Adam Levy, MD
  369. Michele Wong, MD
  370. Jillian LoPiano, MD
  371. Ashish Premkumar, MD
  372. Nicola Moore, MD, MPH
  373. Kamilee Christenson, MD
  374. Peggy Ye, MD, MPH
  375. Colleen McNicholas, DO, MSCI
  376. Wan-Ju Wu, MD, MPH
  377. Darla Darby, DO
  378. Tracey Wilkinson, MD, MPH
  379. Claire Bolander, MD
  380. Stephanie Sober, MD, MSHP
  381. Lisa Gray, MD
  382. Lauren Strelitz, MD
  383. Karen Gibbins, MD
  384. Tanya Ohly, MD, MSc
  385. Sarah Nosal, MD
  386. Rachna Vanjani, MD
  387. Pamela Lotke, MD, MPH
  388. Christy Boraas, MD, MPH
  389. Lauren Thaxton, MD, MBA
  390. Renee Mestad, MD
  391. Ryann McChesney
  392. Paul Blumenthal
  393. Monica Dragoman, MD
  394. Roxanne Jamshidi, MD, MPH
  395. Merrie Warden, MD
  396. Marshall Gillette, MD
  397. David Eisenberg, MD, MPH
  398. Hilary Rosenstein, MD
  399. Ann Schutt-Aine, MD
  400. Yulsi Fernandez Montero, MD, MPH
  401. Elizabeth Nicole Teal, MD/MPH
  402. L. Massingill, MD
  403. Shivani Reddy, MD, MSc
  404. Diana Wu, MD
  405. Natasha Schimmoeller, MD, MPH, MA
  406. Ambili Ramachandran, MD, MS
  407. Susan Rubin, MD, MPH
  408. Sharon Liner, MD
  409. Jane Fogg, MD MPH
  410. Judith Broder, MD
  411. Sara Kate Levin, MD
  412. Kaht Dorward, MD
  413. Robert Israel, Professor, OB/GYN, Keck Sch of Med, USC
  414. Miriam Sheinbein, MD
  415. Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS
  416. Betsy Patterson, MD
  417. Judith Murphy, MD
  418. Denise Tukenmez, MD
  419. Kirsten Ware, DO
  420. Margaret Chen, MD
  421. Jessica Les, MD, MSc
  422. William Leininger, MD
  423. Ann Arvin, MD
  424. Beth Robie, MD
  425. Debbie Bamberger, NP
  426. Maureen Meikle, MD
  427. Anne Kaufhold, MD
  428. Jennifer Johnson, MD
  429. Bridget Spelke, MD
  430. Robert Nachtigall, MD
  431. Dana Ware, MD
  432. Alexandria Ludlow, MSN, WHNP-BC
  433. Elissa Serapio, MD
  434. Alyssa Finn, MD
  435. Gillian Schivone
  436. Piyapa Praditpan
  437. Anjali Mahoney, MD, MPH
  438. Jake Donaldson, MD
  439. Alex McDonald, MD
  440. Marilyn Milkman, MD
  441. Christina Marchion, MD
  442. Loris Hwang, MD
  443. Elaine Kang, MD
  444. Erin Smith, MD
  445. Kathy King, MD
  446. Julie Livingston, MD
  447. Amita Gupta
  448. Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH
  449. Minako Watabe, MD
  450. Kathleen Chung, MD
  451. Holly Loudon, MD, MPH
  452. Celeste Sheppard, MD
  453. Allison Cowett, MD
  454. Andrea, Roe, MD, MPH
  455. Marisa, Nadas, MD
  456. Janine Young, MD
  457. Heather Nichols, MD, FAAP
  458. Elizabeth Lassen, DO
  459. Stephanie Goodman
  460. Jamie Mattingly, CRNA
  461. Allison Lee, MD
  462. Marie-Louise Meng, MD
  463. Richard Smiley, MD
  464. Jody Davis-Mitrea, CRNA
  465. Jaime Aaronson, MD
  466. Antonio Gonzalez Fiol, MD
  467. Thomas Pfeiffer, MD
  468. Kurt Snay, CRNA
  469. Jen Tung, RN
  470. Minda Patt, MD
  471. Aimee Kamat, MD
  472. Luana Kyselka, MD
  473. Farida Gadalla
  474. Stephen Chasen, MD
  475. Milica Markovic, MD
  476. Jovana Lekovich, MD
  477. Leanne Jacksom, MD
  478. Corine Munnings, MD
  479. Anjalee Dave, MD
  480. Mary Claire Abbot, MD
  481. Eduardo Morales, MD
  482. Eve Yalom, MD
  483. Victoria Danhakl, MD
  484. Amy Wong, MD, MPH
  485. Justine Wu, MD,MPH
  486. Gail Shust, MD
  487. Joel Rosen, MD
  488. Alison Lynch-Miller, MD
  489. Erica Heiman, MD
  490. Michael Broder, MD
  491. Kathryn Chenault, MD
  492. Sheila Siegel, PA-C, MPAS
  493. Melissa Rosenstein, MD, MAS
  494. Audrey Pan, DO
  495. Carol Del Ciello, MD
  496. LoAnn Heuring, MD
  497. Michelle Love, MD
  498. Jenny Kowalczyk, WHNP
  499. Natalie Gladstein, MD
  500. Sara Yerkes, RN, WHNP-BC
  501. Stephanie Perell, LCSW
  502. Che-Yu Gary Wang, MD
  503. Sara Dawn O’Dell, DO
  504. Curtis Oliveira
  505. Gene Bishop, MD
  506. Kimberly Gabriel, B.S.N, R.N.
  507. Geena Sethi, MS4
  508. Neil Allen, MD
  509. Paula Shulman, MD, MPH, FACOG
  510. Lawrence Yeager, MD
  511. Peter Stuart, MD
  512. Maeve Bowen, MD
  513. Odile Leland-Arizmendi, MD
  514. Caroline Kaufman, MD
  515. Jennifer Salcedo, MD, MPH, MPP
  516. Kimberly Heller, MD
  517. Anne Herlick, FNP
  518. Samantha Fleischman, FNP
  519. Cynthia Calixte, MD
  520. Corinne Westing, CNM
  521. Stacey Leigh Rubin, MD
  522. Debra Gerson, MD
  523. Steven Goldstein, MD, FACOG
  524. Abigail Winkel, MD
  525. Jessica Brown, MD
  526. Steve Lichtenberg, MD
  527. Daniel Lugassy, MD