After Rowe’s rejection, women’s health startup founders brace for battle

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Lawyers and organizers were preparing to dismiss Roe v. Wade after a draft U.S. Supreme Court decision was leaked in early May. But Nadia Okamoto, co-founder of period care company August, still felt heartbroken when the decision became official at the end of June.

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“One of the things that always got me into politics and legislative action was that it always seemed so constant,” she told TechCrunch. “The fact that Rowe was rolled back was contrary to many of my ideas about change and social progress.”

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Activists like Okamoto are once again at the forefront of protests for the human right to have an abortion. As a startup founder, Okamoto said she’s ready to use her platform and position to help educate and influence others—and she’s not alone.

Many female founders running reproductive health companies are taking up combat positions as the US slides into reality. the worst than what existed before Roe. Come in November 26 states facing a near-total ban on abortion.

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The decision to cancel Row also paves the way for the erosion of other rights, such as those that gave the right to interracial and same-sex marriage.

For this reason, TechCrunch held another vibration test, this time with the founding women who, along with their companies, are at the forefront of the fight for abortion. Okamoto and some others confess that they never thought they would see themselves here; at the same time, it seems that they have been preparing for this battle all their lives.

“It’s a privilege to have a platform,” Okamoto said. “This privilege must be consistent with the use of the specified platform in order to perform something important.”


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