Written by Anna Hindman, AMSA Vice President for Leadership Development,
and Reproductive Justice Coordinator for Gender & Sexuality Action Committee;
Anna is a 3rd year medical student at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade
and Abortion Providers Who Care for Our Communities
Tomorrow, January 22, we will mark and honor the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A year ago, in marking the 49th anniversary, we noted the likelihood that Roe might not survive intact to its 50th, and indeed, the Dobbs decision issued in June 2022, reversed Roe entirely. As we stated in our previous post, while we grieve the loss of the constitutional protections granted in Roe, and acknowledge the fragility of the system that allowed this to happen, we refuse defeat and defiantly celebrate and honor the labor and the struggle of so many who fought and continue to fight so hard to ensure that everyone is able to access abortion care whenever and wherever they need it. On this 50th anniversary of Roe, we invite you to join us in uplifting those who continue to provide abortions and in highlighting the fact that abortion care is normal, regular, and essential care.
With that, we are excited to officially launch our 2nd annual AMSA Art and Appreciation for Abortion Providers that will run from tomorrow, January 22nd through March 10, 2023. March 10th signifies the day in 1993 when Dr. David Gunn was murdered by a white supremacist anti-abortion extremist. In honor and gratitude towards Dr. Gunn, this day is now celebrated by allies across the US as Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.
Over these next 46 days, in partnership with The Abortion Library, new art and expressions of appreciation will be posted each day and be accompanied by facts about abortion and suggestions for actions you can take, and share, to help protect and expand abortion access. If there is anything you wish to highlight, we would LOVE to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to email@example.com. And if you have artwork to submit, you can submit here.
“Everyone Loves Someone Who Had An Abortion”
Art created by Kenya Martin, Jasmine Burnett, Micah Bazant
as a collaboration between National Network of Abortion Funds & Forward Together
In addition, we invite you to read our letter of appreciation to CVS and Walgreens for their commitment to dispensing Mifepristone to patients with a prescription from their providers, increasing access for many. Read more about their commitment here.
Also, we would like to highlight the 2023 Women’s March #BiggerThanRoe that will take place around the country tomorrow, January 22, 2023. For additional details click here. Find sister marches in your area here.
AMSA 2023-24 Reproductive Health Research Medical Students Survey on Education & Training Opportunities: We invite all US Domestic Medical students to complete the following survey by February 17, 2023 – please click here. *If you are interested in becoming a survey coordinator who will help us distribute the survey at your school, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade and Abortion Providers Who Care for Our Communities
(Jan 21, 2023)