Voices of Courage Honoree Spotlight: Yashica Robinson, MD

Yashica RobinsonOn June 5, Physicians for Reproductive Health will hold our annual Voices of Courage benefit,  a celebration of the brave doctors who provide abortion care despite the many obstacles to doing this important, necessary work. The cornerstone of our gala is recognizing two abortion providers who are particularly outstanding in the field, and this year we are thrilled to be presenting the George Tiller, MD, Abortion Provider Award, for providers early in their career who have worked to expand abortion access, to Dr. Yashica Robinson. Dr. Robinson, as the owner and founder of Alabama Women’s Wellness Center, is one of a very few abortion providers working in the state of Alabama. She is Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a National Health Service Corps Scholar, and a member of the United States Army Reserves, and in 2016 she joined the board of Physicians for Reproductive Health. She was also recently featured as one of Essence magazine’s “Woke 100 Women,” a list which “honors women who are blazing trails for equal rights and inclusion for Black people in America.” To learn more about Dr. Robinson, check out Dawn Porter’s short film about her work and the and the challenges she has overcome in the course of her career: “The Chosen Life.”