Introducing: Defiant: Stories From Abortion Providers on the Front Lines, a collection of interviews with abortion providers in states across the country telling the stories of their work and lives, in their own words.
Six providers share the obstacles they have faced as health care professionals when trying to provide abortion care, including employment discrimination, challenges to their medical licenses, and threats of violence. They also reflect on the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and its impact on their ability to provide abortion care.
We need to listen to the stories of those who persevere to make sure we have the care we need. The bottom line is abortion providers deserve to provide care free from threats to their livelihoods and safety—because abortion providers are health care professionals, and abortion is health care.