Monday is not just the first weekday of Daylight Saving Time — this year ,Monday is also a day pro-choicers give thanks to abortion providers.
March 10 is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers and pro-choice advocates around the country are thanking abortion providers for their services.
“Abortion Providers are Heroes,” reads one ready-made post card the 3 in 1 Campaign is offering people to send to “your local abortion provider.”
“I [heart] my Local Abortion Provider!” reads another and “Abortion Providers Honor and Respect Reproductive Freedom,” reads a third.
March 10 is significant in that it is the anniversary of the 1993 murder of abortionist David Gunn by a pro-life activist.
“Today is a good day to thank an abortion provider. In 1996, March 10th was declared National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day,” Colleen Crinion, a board member of the DC Abortion Fund wrote Monday at Talking Points Memo. “It’s one day, during Women’s History Month, for those of us who believe in a woman’s right to choose an abortion to give thanks to those make that choice a safe one. From my time at Planned Parenthood to my current work on the board of an abortion fund, I can safely say that without abortion providers we do not have safe abortions. Considering the current climate surrounding abortion, these doctors are under assault both as supporters of abortion rights and as professionals.”
And across social media pro-choicers did their part to give thanks and raise awareness about the need to thank a local abortionist Monday.
Give thanks for abortion providers today: Today is the annual National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Provid… http://t.co/uOptrlc9lC
— Feministing (@feministing) March 10, 2014
— Gretchen Raffa (@GretchenRaffa) March 10, 2014
Today is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers! Share this to join us in saying “thank you”: http://t.co/aUrCXD3vP3
— SocWorkReproJustice (@SocialWorkersRJ) March 10, 2014
— PPPSW (@PPPSWHealth) March 10, 2014
Seems relevant: Happy National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers! Abortion providers are among the kindest, bravest people I’ve met
— Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones) March 10, 2014
On National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, THANK YOU to our courageous and compassionate providers. http://t.co/1ugXePPlp1
— Planned Parenthood (@PPAWI) March 10, 2014
— NARAL Pro-Choice CT (@ProChoiceCT) March 10, 2014