Welcome to The Saporta Reporter. I’m very excited to launch this new section of the NAF website, where our members and activists can keep up-to-date on the very latest in pro-choice news. We’ll also be featuring stories from women who have chosen abortion, updates about our programs, and much more.
In light of the confirmation of Samuel Alito, it’s now more important than ever for us to come together. While abortion remains one of the safest and most common medical procedures in the United States, women’s reproductive freedom is under attack across the country.
Anti-choice forces are passing restrictive legislation that compromises women’s access to reproductive health care services in many states. With Alito on the Supreme Court, it’s clear that we will be facing a much more conservative court. We fully expect him to join Scalia and Thomas as the court’s far-right, ultra-conservative wing.
But in the midst of these difficult political battles, I find the work of our membership truly inspiring. NAF represents over 400 facilities that care for over half the women who choose abortion each year in the United States. Our members often have to overcome harassment and even violence to ensure that their patients receive the quality care that they need and deserve. I am proud to represent these every-day heroes who keep reproductive choice a reality for women in the United States and Canada.
As you learn more about NAF’s work to keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible, I hope you’ll be inspired too. Given the many challenges we face in the coming years, it’s more important than ever that the pro-choice community is informed and active. The Saporta Reporter will keep you updated on the issues and struggles that matter to our community. Please, feel free to forward any of our posts to your colleagues and other interested parties.
And check back frequently as we add new content.