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Ways to support Abortion providers

It is important to remember that there are others ways to support abortion access outside of clinical, hands-on abortion training.

  • If you are a licensed physician - contact your local Planned Parenthood or abortion clinic and ask if they need medical abortion providers. Many states only allow physicians to prescribe medical abortions, which increases the overall workload for physicians providing surgical and medical abortions. Volunteering or working a few hours a week could help alleviate that burden and allow surgical abortion providers to schedule more procedures, which in turn would expand access to both surgical and medical abortions. 

  • If you are a non-abortion providing medical student, resident, or physician who supports a person’s right to choose, writing Op-Eds or giving media interviews is a great way to support your local abortion providers. Contact your local Planned Parenthood or Reproductive Health Advocacy Project cluster, they will support you through the process. 

  • Volunteer your time for Lobby days and other advocacy related events.

  • Encourage your local medical school or residency program to strengthen their contraceptive counseling, miscarriage management and abortion care in their didactic curriculum.

 

  • Familiarize yourself with how to access an abortion in the community you work with so that you can counsel your patients in a non-judgmental and informed way.