MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has proclaimed March 10 as Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.
On Tuesday, Gender Justice and the Whole Woman’s Health Alliance announced the news and applauded Frey’s proclamation. National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day first began in 1996 to honor the life of Dr. David Gunn, an abortion provider who was shot and killed on March 10, 1993.READ MORE: Sheriff: Driver Killed After Logging Truck Overturns In NE Minnesota
The proclamation also comes days after abortion providers and their attorneys argued before the Supreme Court in the June Medical Services v. Russo case. The result of the case could impact abortion access across the country.READ MORE: St. Paul Board Of Education Approves Plan For Spending $207M In COVID Relief Funding
Frey says the proclamation honors a local abortion provider, Whole Woman’s Health, which has provided reproductive health care to Minnesotans since 2012.
“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 said. “I’m proud to recognize today as Abortion Provider Appreciation Day to celebrate Whole Woman’s Health as an essential part of our community.”MORE NEWS: Boy Scout Troop's Trailer Stolen From New Brighton Church
The Supreme Court isn’t expected to make a decision in June Medical Service v. Russo until later this year.