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Abortion Providers Supporting Dr. Caitlin Bernard

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IMPORTANT UPDATE -- JANUARY 5, 2024

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the GoFundMe and for your continued support for Dr. Bernard and our movement for reproductive justice for all.

You're Invited to join us for an extraordinary evening as we celebrate the trailblazing achievements of Dr. Caitlin Bernard and to support the efforts of the Our Choice Coalition and the Hoosier Abortion Fund to advocate for access to reproductive healthcare in Indiana. Named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, Dr. Bernard has been a courageous advocate, ensuring the right for her patients to receive health care despite unrelenting harassment and unwanted attention.

In the summer of 2023, the Indiana Commission on Women unanimously selected Dr. Caitlin Bernard to receive the State of Indiana’s prestigious Torchbearer Award, but she was removed from the honoree list by Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration. The Indiana Commission on Women gives this award annually to women who “have become true beacons of light…[whose] stories of courage, perseverance, and compassion create a legacy and inspiration for all.”


This special event will honor Dr. Bernard’s commitment by presenting her with the Our Choice Coalition Torchbearer Award. We invite you to join us in celebrating Dr. Caitlin Bernard and to stand in solidarity with our continued fight for reproductive health freedom.

Your presence and support are invaluable. Please consider joining us as an event sponsor or by purchasing event tickets.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Networking Reception: Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about reproductive rights.
  • Intimate Conversation: Listen to a thought-provoking discussion with Dr. Caitlin Bernard.
  • Award Presentation: Witness the honoring of Dr. Bernard with our very own Our Choice Coalition Torchbearer Award.
  • Dress for Justice: We encourage attendees to dress in a way that honors the legacy and courage of trailblazers in the fight for reproductive rights. Looking for inspiration? Green is the color symbolizing reproductive justice.
  • Celebrate a Trailblazer: Can't make it? Honor a healthcare worker by sponsoring a floral arrangement or making a donation to Our Choice Coalition in their name.

Date: Monday, January 22, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Doors Open at 4:30 PM
Program starts at 6:00 PM
Venue: Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Become A Sponsor
As a sponsor for the event honoring Dr. Caitlin Bernard with Our Choice Coalition, you have the unique opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to reproductive healthcare and rights. Your support will not only make this event possible but also significantly contribute to our ongoing efforts in advocating for reproductive freedom.

To become a sponsor, please send an email to info at ourchoicecoalition dot org


Let's Stand United
In a time when reproductive rights face unprecedented challenges, your presence and support are more crucial than ever. Let's come together to honor a remarkable leader in the fight to assure all people receive reproductive healthcare and reinforce our commitment to this vital cause.

RSVP today and be part of an evening that promises to be as inspiring as it is impactful.
Any continued fundraising money will go towards the personal protection and defense against persecution of abortion providers in Indiana and across the country who continue to take care of patients at great personal and professional risk. We need them to continue to provide safe, compassionate abortion care, but we must continue to support them so that they can do the great work they are needed for. We appreciate any support you can give and will keep you updated on any needs that arise.

Thank you to all who have donated and who will do so in the future, we are very thankful for the wonderful community we have that supports us in this important work.

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ORIGINAL MESSAGE - JULY 15, 2023

On May 25, 2023, Attorney General Todd Rokita brought five charges against Dr. Caitlin Bernard before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board. After hearing fifteen hours of witness testimony and argument, the Board exonerated Dr. Bernard on the most serious and baseless charges – alleged failure to report child abuse and being “unfit” to practice medicine – but imposed a letter of reprimand and fines based on alleged privacy violations.

We are Ob/Gyn providers & abortion providers from across the country who want to thank our colleague, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, for doing a courageous thing and helping provide compassionate healthcare to a child in her time of need. Many of us have experienced this in our line of work, and the ability to rise to the call despite tragedy like this is truly commendable.

As a result of her doing her job, she has come under intense scrutiny and needs urgent assistance, as well as security for her family.

We are starting this GoFundMe to help her pay for these expenses and ask for your help in supporting her.

"My heart breaks for all survivors of sexual assault and abuse. I am so sad that our country is failing them when they need us most. Doctors must be able to give people the medical care they need, when and where they need it." - Dr. Caitlin Bernard

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Jennifer Conti
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Stanford, CA
Caitlin Bernard
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Ashley Jeanlus
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