Dear Doctor XYZ,
Thank you for being my doctor. I greatly appreciate the time I’ve spent at your practice. You and your staff have been there for me during good and bad times, through pregnancies, miscarriages, and birth.
I’m writing to you today to raise my voice in concern. I have been watching the laws sweep across our country limiting access to abortion and I am worried. I support access to abortion, and I am worried that it has been marginalized in the medical community. This is endangering the lives of women, especially those who are already vulnerable.
As a medical professional, especially one who deals in obstetrics and gynecology, I think that you are placed to support the abortion access our community needs. It disappoints me to see our abortion providers, even when they are privately supported, publicly abandoned.
One in three women will have an abortion in their lifetimes. This common, safe, crucial procedure is being pushed into a dangerous ambiguous realm. Will we even have enough providers, with abortion excised from doctors offices and hospitals?
I want you to know that I believe abortion is healthcare. Abortion is just one stop on the spectrum of reproductive healthcare. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to support your advocacy, or to support abortion access in our community.
Signed, Your Patient