Vicki Saporta is the President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). She is an expert on public policy issues, reproductive health, and anti-abortion violence and has effectively advocated with legislators and law enforcement officials on behalf of providers and women.
In late February, California Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill in the state Senate that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care. Sen. Kehoe withdrew the bill Friday because it lacked enough votes to pass a key legislative committee.
In an outrageous demonstration of just how little they know about sexual violence and rape, Concerned Women for America sent Senators a letter asserting raped servicewomen should not be offered abortion care as a "cure-all." Saying abortion is a "cure-all" for rape is like saying a band aid is a cure-all for cancer. Tell CWA that there is no "cure-all" for rape and send them a band aid.
Unfortunately, discussion about violent rhetoric and its consequenses is not new to the abortion provider community. Since 1993, there have been eight murders and 17 attempted murders of physicians and clinic staff.
Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures provided in the United States due in large part to the skill and expertise of abortion providers who offer high-quality care. Steven Brigham is not one of these providers.
It's April Fool's Day and the National Abortion Federation is urging activists to take action to "stop deceptive advertising practices" by Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Read on to see what you can do to help!
Unlike other health care professionals, abortion providers face unique challenges, which often include harassment, intimidation, vandalism, and in some cases violence. Today, we pause and honor the men and women who put their lives at risk to make reproductive choice a reality.
Operation Save America descended on Birmingham, Alabama this week to attempt to close the city's two abortion clinics. Vicki Saporta shares updates from National Abortion Federation staff in Birmingham.
March 10 is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. The abortion provider community is made up of medical professionals who are both highly skilled and uniquely dedicated to protecting the lives and health of women by providing them with quality reproductive health care.
But abortion providers are much more than highly trained medical professionals: they are also heroes.
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