The 1 in 3 Campaign partnered with Heather Ault of 4000 Years for Choice to create appreciation postcards in honor of National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Select a postcard image, fill out the form and they’ll print and send your postcard to your local abortion provider.
Abortion providers—doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, and health center staff—are compassionate, courageous, skilled people who believe in the health and dignity of women. They work to keep women healthy and ensure they have access to the full range of reproductive health care options, no matter what. Above all, they trust women and care for women every day.
National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers was founded in memory of Dr. David Gunn, the first abortion provider killed in the U.S. Today we’re saying thank you.
|—||Marva Sadler, quoted in Two Texas Reproductive Health Clinics Close, a Harbinger of a Coming Access Crisis (via rhrealitycheck)|
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
Happy International Women’s Day!
Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrated every year on March 8, we’re getting started a little early with our doodle, now live on homepages around the world. This truly international doodle features 100+ inspiring women from around the world, including the President of Lithuania, a brave Pakistani education activist, the most recorded artist in music history and an ever-curious explorer. See the full list of women on our doodle site: http://goo.gl/djnzsB
President Obama just released his version of the budget this week and in it he gives some major attention (and money) to comprehensive sex education!
“It clearly violates women’s constitutional rights by banning abortion as early as six weeks,” said Elise Higgins from Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid- Missouri. “In Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court recognized that the US Constitution protects a woman’s liberty, including her decision to have an abortion, and that therefore, a state may not ban abortion prior to viability. In the 40 years following that landmark ruling, in decisions including Casey vs. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court has never wavered from this principle. That is why there’s no question that this bill is unconstitutional.”
Two rural clinics in Texas run by Whole Woman’s Health have been shut down due to HB2. Only 19 clinics are left in the state. It’s time to fight back Texas! Take a look here for more information: http://wholewomanstexasactionfund.org/
For many college campuses, the Vagina Monologues is still a widely popular event and a big fundraiser. But it’s also not a perfect play and Allie writes about how her campus chapter is trying to improve the event.
The last word…
He went there