How to support people in states where abortion is at risk

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it was a few weeks since US Supreme Court overturns 50-year-old precedent reproductive rights. cultural analysispersonal stories and investigations it can be best described like horror stories have since predictably risen to the top of the news cycle.

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For example, while highlighting Texas as a blueprint for what’s to come, several media outlets reported on a teenager who found out that she pregnant with twins 48 hours before Texas abortion ban. Also known as scientifically inaccurate Texas heartbeat lawThe ban went into effect in September 2021. The teen wanted to have an abortion but couldn’t get it in her home state – a disastrous predicament that many women will soon have to face or are facing now.

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In states where politicians are foaming at the mouth to criminalize not only abortion but also unsuccessful pregnancies, a recent Washington Post the article highlights the real possibility that women may experience miscarriage.”bleed to death on the bathroom floor if they are afraid to seek medical help” as a result of the Supreme Court ruling.

More recently, the country has learned about 10 year old rape victim who was forced to cross state lines to terminate her pregnancy. Ohio is her home statebans abortion after arbitrary six weekswhat is statistically earlier a third of women even know they are pregnant.

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Because the Dobbs vs. Jackson resolutionmore than half of all states are sure or can ban abortion as soon as possible, according to the Guttmacher Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide. Only 16 states and Washington DC have laws protecting the right to an abortion, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to national health issues. And it was widely reported that the decision of the Supreme Court will disproportionately affect women of color and low income women.

As soon as the news broke, I immediately donated to well-known reproductive rights organizations such as Planned Parenthood, which I went to for medical help in my 20s when I didn’t have the insurance needed for cancer screening and general reproductive care. . But I soon thought about the states that were at immediate risk, and I tried to learn about some of the more local and field efforts to ensure the reproductive health of women living in such states. What follows is a short list of organizations seeking to help women in states that refuse to recognize them as autonomous people.

TEA Foundation (Texas Equal Access)

According to their website and social media channels, Texas Equal Access Foundation seeks to make the right to abortion a reality. After the ban on abortion in Texas, they had to say it on twitter:

TEM acknowledges that abortions are life-saving medical care and them donation page can be found here.

Next to you

Missouri was one of the first states to ban abortion days after Dobbs vs. Jackson an ordinance prohibiting emergency medical care. Missouri has no exceptions for rape or incestand, according to doctors in the state, “medical emergency” is not clearly defined in the law.

group of lawyers Next to you described on its website as “a youth-focused text string that connects Missourians to abortion services, childbirth, adoption and parenting support, birth control, and information about their rights.” They do not provide funding directly to those who want an abortion; instead, their services are informational and aim to educate young people on the full range of reproductive health options.including abortion treatment. They are actively seeks both funding and volunteers to help ensure that Missourians have access to reproductive health services. Those who hope their donations will specifically help women who cannot afford an abortion should consider making a donation to Missouri Abortion Foundation.

Hoosier Abortion Foundation

While technically abortion is still legal in Indiana, legislators in the state are not stopping there. change course. Hoosier Abortion Foundation provides abortion assistance (as well as other pregnancy options) to women in need of their services, which include adoption services, pregnancy support, diaper programs, and parenting counseling in addition to abortion support services. Those in need of funds simply need to say so when they call their All-Options Talkline.

Women have options

Ohio bans abortions after six weeks—again, before most women even know or show signs of being pregnant—and doesn’t. exceptions in cases of rape or incest. According to Abortfunds.org– a national network of abortion funds run by individual members and supported by donations –Women have a choice (WHO) is an Ohio-based service that works with most clinics in the state. While they do not provide care directly to individuals, they do provide grants to clinics that help patients in need of financial assistance.

The WHO, like most other reproductive rights funds, relies on grants from organizations and individuals to stay afloat and provide the best possible care for women in need (and, as we saw in Ohio, pregnant children).

Kansas Abortion Foundation

Because every abortion fund is different, you need to find out where your donation will go. Some funds help women directly pay for abortions, while others provide logistical and practical support to cover related costs. AT interview with Kansas City Star, Sandy Brown, president of the Kansas Abortion Foundation, explained how her organization supports women: “Many foundations have practical support, like transportation, gas, childcare, housing,” she said. “We are working with clinics to fund abortions for people who don’t have the means to pay for abortion services.”

Kansas Abortion Foundation your help may also be needed, in a state where anti-choice activists are working to change the state constitution abolishing the right to abortion.

On the one hand, the very need for these organizations is a maddening reminder that wherever you live, mistresses of our representatives will always have access to safe abortions. But it often takes grassroots efforts to bring about change in the face of those obsessed with the decline of society. And when it all gets too overwhelming, these organizations are also a reminder that there are countless people working on behalf of female humanity. By donating, we can do our part to help them.




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