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Vicki Saporta

National Abortion Federation

Vicki Saporta is the President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). She is an expert on public policy issues, reproductive health, and anti-abortion violence and has effectively advocated with legislators and law enforcement officials on behalf of providers and women.

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In California, A Measure To Expand Access to Safe Abortion Care Fails

Vicki Saporta

In late February, California Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill in the state Senate that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care. Sen. Kehoe withdrew the bill Friday because it lacked enough votes to pass a key legislative committee.

News Violence

A “Cure-All” For Rape? Concerned Women For America Not Very Concerned About Women At All

Vicki Saporta

In an outrageous demonstration of just how little they know about sexual violence and rape, Concerned Women for America sent Senators a letter asserting raped servicewomen should not be offered abortion care as a "cure-all." Saying abortion is a "cure-all" for rape is like saying a band aid is a cure-all for cancer. Tell CWA that there is no "cure-all" for rape and send them a band aid.

Observing Abortion Provider Appreciation Day

Vicki Saporta

Unlike other health care professionals, abortion providers face unique challenges, which often include harassment, intimidation, vandalism, and in some cases violence. Today, we pause and honor the men and women who put their lives at risk to make reproductive choice a reality.

Abortion Provider Appreciation: Health Care Professionals Make Choice a Reality

Vicki Saporta

Vicki Saporta is the President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF).

March 10 is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. The abortion provider community is made up of medical professionals who are both highly skilled and uniquely dedicated to protecting the lives and health of women by providing them with quality reproductive health care.

But abortion providers are much more than highly trained medical professionals: they are also heroes.