Feeling absolutely gutted and powerless today after the (official) overturn of Roe V. Wade - a 1973 ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right. So much more to say and I just can't find the words.
What happens now: states will individually define their abortion laws.
13 states have abortion laws that were triggered.
There are 36 million pregnant people today.
Half of the states in this country are expected to implement abortion bans.
Same sex marriage and contraception access are also under threat.
If you don't know how to process this decision right now, that is okay.
This is in no way an exhaustive list, but here are some quick ways to help
If you are looking to take quick action to help channel some of this frustration, help, or raise your voice, any small step counts.
TWEET THE GOVERNMENT
Copy + paste template:
Hi @POTUS @KamalaHarris @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer, now is the time to ensure that no woman or girl, no matter where she lives, is denied her fundamental sexual and reproductive rights. Will you legislate and defend women’s choices over their bodies and futures? #roevwade
SIGN THIS PETITION
Urge Leaders to Invest in Sexual and Reproductive Health NOW
DONATE TO NONPARTISAN ABORTION ORGS
Contributions will be split evenly between Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund, DC Abortion Fund, and 90 other groups.
NNAF is a network of approximately 70 organizations that work at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access. These organizations work with clinics to help pay for abortions and assist people having abortions with transportation, childcare, translation, doula services, and lodging. Visit the NNAF website to find out which resources are available in your state and to learn more about how your donation to NNAF will directly support abortion access for people in need.
Your donation will be split between Midwest Access Coalition, Fund Texas Choice, Feminist Women's Health Center, Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund, and Michigan Reproductive Freedom for All.
WOMEN'S REPRO RIGHTS ASSISTANCE PROJECT (WRRAP)
Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP) is the largest national, independent, nonprofit abortion fund. We provide urgently-needed financial assistance nationwide to individuals seeking abortion services or emergency contraception.
INDIGENOUS WOMEN RISING
Indigenous Women Rising is committed to honoring Native & Indigenous People’s inherent right to equitable and culturally safe health options through accessible health education, resources, and advocacy.
NATIONAL ABORTION FEDERATION
The National Abortion Federation functions to unify abortion providers, publishing Clinical Policy Guidelines for Abortion Care and offering a hotline that helps women secure financial assistance and access to clinics.
Named after the pseudonymous plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, Oklahoma’s Roe Fund supports women across the state. Oklahoma is another “trigger state,” which would see abortions banned if Roe is overturned.
The Yellowhammer Fund provides funding for anyone seeking care at one of Alabama’s three independent abortion clinics and, in some cases, for care at Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta and DuPont Clinic in Washington, D.C. We help with other barriers to access (travel, lodging, etc.) as well as able.
Folks needing assistance can call 844-935-5386. A case manager will return your call, as directed, within 12 hours.
>>>>>> ABORTION FUNDS IN EVERY STATE <<<<<<<<
If you’re in Oklahoma, you’ll need to travel out of Oklahoma to get an abortion unless you qualify for an exception. Use this abortion provider search to find an out-of-state provider, and call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. If you’re having trouble getting an appointment or need other help related to getting an abortion, call the NAF (National Abortion Federation) Hotline at 1-800-772-9100.
To find a verified abortion provider
For information on an abortion in your area: call 1-800-230-PLAN
PLAN C PILLS
Plan C provides up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. are accessing at-home abortion pill options online. These pills who provide pills for pregnant people who end an early pregnancy, miscarriage management or a mission period.
What is the difference between Plan B and Plan C?
Plan C is an emergency contraceptive pill that works more effectively than Plan B, the most-used emergency contraceptive, because it has different ingredients and allows a longer window of time that it can be effective.
REPRO LEGAL HELPLINE
“Mifepristone and Misoprostol—aka abortion pills—are safe, effective, and widely available online for about $150, with broadly accessible financial aid. In fact, you can now order pills to have on hand before you’re even pregnant. Abortion-by-mail can significantly reduce the harm done by anti-choice legislation, but only if people know that this option exists. Please be aware that acquiring and using pills may carry legal risk, especially for marginalized people. That said, we reject the authority of any governing body to determine whether or not we’re allowed to end our own pregnancies, and the widespread availability of abortion pills means that they’ll never be able to stop us.”
I NEED AN A
This site is a simple, easy to use, up-to-date, and localized source of information for people seeking abortions.
ABORTION CARE NETWORK
ACN is the national association for independent, community-based abortion care providers and their allies. Independent clinics provide more than half of all abortions in the United States and the vast majority of care after the first trimester.
The ACN website has a nationwide list of independent abortion clinics as well as information about how to support your local indie providers.
To find local independent clinics near you, visit the ACN website or text “hello” to (202) 883-4620.
ABORTION RESOLUTION WORKBOOK
This free-to-download workbook can guide you through some basic steps to feeling better emotionally and spiritually if you are having a hard time after your abortion experience. It can also give you suggestions about further help. It may also be useful if you just want more resolution about an abortion experience.
This workbook was created by Peg Johnson from Abortion Conversation Projects and Mercedez Sanchez from Cedar River Clinics.
ABORTION ON DEMAND
Physician-supported medication abortion care online. Appointments open Sunday-Friday for 20+ US states. Overnight shipping* and comfort treatment included.
Talk to a doctor here
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE AND CRISIS CALL CENTER
Call 1-800-273-8255 or text “ANSWER” to 839863
WOMEN ON WEB
You can request abortion pills in advance and take them as soon as you discover you are pregnant Providing access to abortion pills before they are needed overcomes restrictions to abortion care and enables women to access abortions earlier in their pregnancy. When you are ready to use the medicines, please contact us immediately so that we can guide you through the process.
MISCARRIAGE AND ABORTION HOTLINE
This free, confidential hotline is staffed by doctors with years of experience caring for miscarriage and abortion. You can reach them by phone or text and they will give you expert advice on self-managing your miscarriage or abortion. Call or text the hotline at 1-833-246-2632 10am-10pm in all US continental time zones.
WORLD PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSGENDER HEALTH
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. WPATH works to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transgender health. WPATH provides referrals to healthcare professionals as well as educational resources related to trans healthcare.
Find a provider here
Aid Access is an overseas human rights organization which provides telemedicine and mail-order abortion pills.
Online consult here
SASS - SELF MANAGED ABORTION; SAFE AND SUPPORTED
SASS provides information and support to women in the USA around self managed abortion, and helps ensure that self-managed abortions are medically and legally as safe as possible.
NY, WA: HeyJane is a digital clinic offering virtual consultations with abortion pills delivered directly to your door.
PLAN B ONE-STEP PILLS - PREVENTATIVE (No ID or RX required)
Plan B emergency contraception is available at major retailers—no prescription or ID needed—in store, online, and via same day delivery. Plan B can also be found at local health centers and pharmacies. Looking to purchase Plan B to have on hand? Plan B has a shelf‑life of four years.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
VOTE REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE
RAGE = A TOOL FOR CHANGE: You have your emotions for a reason. We wouldn't experience rage if we weren't supposed to access it. Move this heavy energy in a productive way in whatever way feels aligned with you- transmute it through physical activity, etc. Dig deep into these emotions. Lean into it. Channel it into a productive state if you are capable.
Please feel free to list additional abortion resources in the comments.