Tag Archives: heroes

What Roe Meant to Rosalyn

In honor of the 38th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, we’re sharing stories from our supporters of what Roe has meant to them. Want to share your story? Leave it in the comments below or email us. You can read the whole series here. “In the early 60s while a college student I got pregnant. […]

Mourning a hero

“I have chosen to ride this tiger unquietly, raking its side with verbal spurs, swinging my hat and whooping like a cowboy.” — Dr. William Harrison, Defender of Abortion Rights, Dies at 75

National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

Today, March 10, is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. It was set aside in 1996 to commemorate the 1993 assassination of Dr. David Gunn, the first provider murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. This month, and especially today, we pause and honor the men and women who put their lives at risk to […]

What you should have read, but might have missed, last week.

Here are a few of the news stories we’ve been reading: The NY Times has an not so hot piece on race and abortion. Which Rh Realtiy Check tears apart. As does the Atlantic. The Washington Post had a wonderful profile of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota provider Carol Ball. Planned Parenthood’s PROPER […]

Wonderful Washington Post Profile

We often talk about the heroes we see every day around us, going through extraordinary acts just to be able to provide women with basic health care. Now, the Washington Post has profiled one of them — Dr. Carol Ball, a provider who flies in from Minnesota every month to provide abortions in South Dakota, […]

Senator Edward Kennedy’s Lifelong Dedication to Choice

Today the world lost Senator Edward Kennedy, a tireless advocate for women’s rights and health care. As far back as 1967, Kennedy was advocating for women’s access to abortion. He not only was the driving force behind the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, a bill that continues to protect both health care workers […]