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  •  My heart and my soul are full, there are no words (none)
    Both of you are my heroes.  It is so true, it's one thing to sit behind a computer and send links to all of our friends, family and like-minded organizations for help.  It's quite another to do the work you do as a lifetime commitment to help women across this country.  

    I've already heard back from women I sent the link to who not only read the diary and acted on it but also read the amazing, heartfelt comments.  None of them had a dry eye.  They have all said they are so proud to be a woman when there are women like you who man the frontlines every single day.

    I couldn't agree more.  You make me so damned proud to be a woman.  The comments and support from women to women in these threads is so, I don't even know what word to use, it's stunningly beautiful is the best I can do but really it's so, so, so much more.  

    Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. Susan B. Anthony

    by caliberal on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 10:41:33 PM PDT

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    •  Clarification (none)
      Um, just to be clear, in case anyone has made any incorrect assumptions about me;

      I do not work in a clinic, never have. I have worked for abortion access both politically and as a street activist and researcher. I've worked with providers, but am not a provider myself.

      They're the real heroes- because as I've said before, without providers what I do doesn't mean much, now does it?

      Wanna let providers know what they mean to us? March 10th every year is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.

      •  March 10 (none)
        because that is the anniversary of the murder of Dr. David Gunn in Florida in 1993.

        And March 10, 1993, was also the very day that I first walked into our clinic for a job interview. The woman who was to become my supervisor, and then held the job that is mine now, explained that the clinic staff was holding an emergency security meeting, and apologized for having to reschedule my interview.

        Then she asked me whether what had happened to Dr. Gunn had changed how I felt about possibly working there. I hadn't meant to, but for some reason I heard myself saying, "Yes. Now I want to be here even more, so I really hope you'll hire me."

        And they did.

        NNAF: Funding equal access for the women of Katrina

        by moiv on Thu Oct 20, 2005 at 12:43:15 AM PDT

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