On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade, affirming a constitutional right to abortion care. This action made abortion legal in all U.S. states for the last 49 years. To mark this 49th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, we are proud to launch our first AMSA Art & Appreciation for Abortion Providers Project.
Over the next 46 days The AMSA Reproductive Health Project, in partnership with The Abortion Library, will name, honor, and recognize the measurable and immeasurable impact of legal abortion care in the U.S. We invite you to explore the art, poetry, music, information and expressions of appreciation for abortion care providers below submitted by AMSA members.
New art and expressions of appreciation will be posted each day until March 9, and be accompanied by facts about abortion and suggestions for actions you can take, and share, to help protect and expand abortion access. Then on March 10, we’ll join allies across the US to celebrate Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, a national day of recognition and gratitude for those who provide abortion care to those who need it, wherever and whenever it is needed.
We also invite you to share your appreciation for abortion providers who, often at personal risk, step-up to provide abortion care in communities across our nation. Artwork and/or expressions of appreciation submissions may be images, music, or poetry/short text, and must be original or copy-right free. All art and expressions of appreciation must be respectful and suitable for public viewing. Items may be submitted here.
Sign-up here for updates on March 10 Abortion Provider Appreciation Day activities.
On March 10, 1993, Dr. David Gunn was murdered by a white supremacist anti-abortion extremist.
Beginning in 1996, as a way to honor the life and work of Dr. Gunn and all of the courageous, compassionate people who provide abortion care,
March 10 became the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.
Collage, in celebration of Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, March 10, 2022
– Created by Marcela Trocha, MSc Global Health (she/her), MS3, Poznan University of Medical Sciences;
AMSA Sexual Health Scholars Program Course co-Director
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Reproductive Health Project
is deeply grateful
to all the
MAGIC-MAKERS & ALL OTHERS
we relied on for the
FACTS, ACTIONS, ART & APPRECIATIONS
shared in this project.
stops them & save lives.
Criminalizing abortion neither stops them nor reduces their numbers.
It just makes abortions unsafe. It’s not ‘pro-life,’ but causes pain and death.
“Many college students rely on their campus health centers for care, especially reproductive health care.
Making medication abortion care available on campus would significantly improve access to reproductive health care.”
abortion access nationwide
from bans and restrictions
Along with other medically unnecessary & state-mandated obstacles to care patients need.
The Leadership Conference
on Civil & Human Rights
U.S. Senate Sets
Vote on the
The federal bill,
already passed by the House,
would protect the right to access abortion care in every state.
AMSA Take Action!
Call Your U.S. Senators
It’s Time to Pass
the Women’s Health
Your Voice Makes a Difference!
Call only takes 2-3 minutes
– Experts liken it to an
(see pg. 20)
“Millions in tax dollars
flow to anti-abortion
centers in US…
$89 million this
fiscal year alone”
Wow! Imagine if
those millions went
to real health care…
“Complications from abortion are rare,
occurring less frequently than complications from wisdom tooth extraction.”
(see pg. 16)
Op-ed by Taylor Crutison
“Our *heartfelt* thanks
to abortion providers,
funds and advocates”
Many “collect vast amounts of personal information, which they can use to build their movement or share with others — with almost no accountability or oversight.”
(see pg. 36)
Fake Clinics Tactics
Abortion restrictions and threats to access to comprehensive reproductive health care could be contributing toward the maternal mortality crisis in the United States.
Black Women State
Legislators Speak Out on
A Guide to Caring
for Yourself (Or Others)
After an Abortion
Conversations about the aftermath of an abortion can center on harmful and false narratives. We’re here to change that.
I’m a Proud Abortion Provider. Here’s Why.
I feel that every day is
National Day of Appreciation
for Abortion Providers
because of the
I receive from my patients,
day in and day out.
Family Planning Clinics Able to Refer Patients Seeking Abortions
Mothers of Gynecology, 2019 by Jules Arthur
Senator Gary Peters
Pens His Family’s
‘It’s Not Unique and
It’s Why We Must Protect Roe v. Wade’
of Reproductive Health
Access, Rights & Justice
with Allies in
“Catholics for Choice
has a message for the
you don’t speak for us.”
Hear 4 stories of people who live full & empowered lives because they had access to abortion care.
AMSA dedicates this project to them,
and our beloved colleague
Dr. Aliye Runyan.