Abortion Nursing Corps

 

Part of the mission at NSRH is to advocate for nurses to be recognized as essential to the healthcare workforce and an essential voice in advocating for gaps in the sexual and reproductive health and justice landscape. We advocate for our nurses by building education, programs, and community spaces that advance the skills and network of nurses to continue providing full-spectrum SRH care.

When SB-8 passed in Texas in 2021, we were grappling with the impact this would have not only on the thousands of people who deserve access to abortions but also on all of the healthcare staff committed to ensuring their communities have access to this care. With this in mind, NSRH created the Abortion Nursing Corps, a program that places registered nurses who have experience in abortion care at clinics experiencing an increase in volume from neighboring states with anti-abortion legislation. The need for this program became even more critical when Roe v. Wade was overturned and abortion care workers began losing their jobs. Our current system of healthcare and abortion access is failing us. As a national organization committed to SRH and RJ, we have to reimagine new models of care - NSRH’s Abortion Nursing Corps program is one approach to building these new models.

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