How nurse practitioners can expand abortion access

Vanessa Shields-Haas, co-creator of the Radical Nurses blog, this week published the article, “How nurse practitioners can expand abortion access” on Kevin.Md. We rarely hear positive stories on expanded access for abortion, however this piece outlines a number of abortion access wins featuring the work of nurse practitioners and midwives. If you are interested in keeping up to speed with sexual and reproductive health issues, this is worth a read.

“The need for expanding the cadre of health professionals trained in abortion care was identified as a problem in 1990, and almost 30 years after that first call for eliminating physician-only laws, the presence of multiple legal challenges to overturn this legislation represents a rarely discussed bright spot in reproductive health and access this year.”

-Vanessa Shields-Haas, RN is a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), long-time clinic escort with the New Orleans Abortion Fund, and a Family Nurse Practitioner student at Frontier Nursing University

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