March 10 is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. NARAL states, “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day was established on the anniversary of the murder of Dr. Gunn to honor the medical professionals who continue to face a campaign of violence, vandalism, and intimidation.”
Dr. Gunn’s murder led to the passage of the FACE Act (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances). His death even inspired Marilyn Manson’s song, Get Your Gunn. He said “Gunn’s murder by ‘pro-life’ activists is ultimate hypocrisy.”
In light of the war on women legislation on the federal and state level, they should be appreciated. Doctors who provide abortions do so knowing the danger. If God forbid (yes, I went there) the pro-birth movement gets their way and abortion is again illegal, there is already a network of doctors who will go underground.
Thank you doctors for taking the risk to ensure safe abortions.