Why I Provide

In spring of 2015, we undertook the mission of adding a new chapter to our wildly popular publication, Why I Provide, which was originally published in 2004. For this update, we teamed up with producer/director Linda Porto to film five physicians in our network as they spoke about their lives, their careers, and their motivations: Dr. Jennifer Amico, Dr. Bhavik Kumar, Dr. Gillian Dean, Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Dr. Kathleen Morrell, and board chair-elect Dr. Willie Parker.

This five-minute video highlights why each of them considers it an honor and a privilege to be an abortion provider and continue this vital work, despite mounting restrictions and threats to their safety. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.

For more of our physicians’ stories, read the original 2004 Why I Provide, or read our Leadership Training Academy Fellows’ poignant and personal reflections from the classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015. We’re also collecting videos from both abortion providers and supporters in our newest project, Why I Provide/Why I Support.