The mayor of Minneapolis joined St. Paul in naming Tuesday “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day,” while pro-choice groups and leaders across the country celebrated abortion doctors as “superheroes.”
National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers was started in memory of Dr. David Gunn, the first abortion provider killed in the U.S., on March 10, 1993. We remember Dr. Gunn today and #CelebrateAbortionProviders who work everyday to care for patients with compassion. pic.twitter.com/7FyUhTolWU
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) March 10, 2020
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a Democrat, named March 10 Abortion Provider Appreciation Day and applauded the work of a local provider, Whole Woman’s Health.
“Every day, abortion providers like Whole Woman’s Health deliver high-quality care in the face of harassment and threats to abortion access at the federal and local levels,” Frey told the local CBS affiliate. “I’m proud to recognize today as Abortion Provider Appreciation Day to celebrate Whole Woman’s Health as an essential part of our community.”
The St. Paul, Minn., city council previously passed a resolution declaring March 10 as Abortion Providers Appreciation Day to “celebrate the courage, compassion, and high-quality care” abortion doctors provide.
March 10 is the anniversary of abortion doctor David Gunn’s death. He was shot and killed in 1993.