In an effort to highlight the potential impact of health center closures due to TRAP, we are actively recruiting patients and impacted women to share their stories with us. Thus far, we have collected stories around a first visit to get birth control, cancer screenings that led to early diagnosis, and choosing a women’s health provider because it was a trusted place to go.
Ultimately, we want to make sure our stories are representative of the women we serve across the Commonwealth and that we have enough to pull from for Board of Health meetings, reporters, and the General Assembly.
To do that, we ask you to contribute your story. Or, ask a friend to contribute hers. There are many reasons women and families access these health centers, and the Board of Health, the media, and our representatives need to know about the quality and trusted care that women in Virginia will be denied if the Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers are allowed to take their full effect.
Yes, reproductive justice and choice are at stake here, but so are all the dimensions of women’s health and quality of life.
At the link below you may write your story, state your levels of comfort concerning privacy and publication, and/or share a video of you telling your story.
We encourage you to share this post/email with your friends and colleagues who support choice, responsible family planning, healthy families and children, and access to reasonably priced health care. The Coalition is particularly interested in stories about sexual and reproductive health care.
Please, contribute and share.
Simone Roberts, Historian / ERA Coordinator / Web Editor