In 1973, women won the nearly two century long battle to choose their path, specifically the right to have an abortion. As of Friday, June 24, 2022, girls, women, and gender-expansive individuals have fewer rights than they did in the previous 50 years. Five individuals on the Supreme Court took away an individual’s right to choose when/if to have a baby. They gave the power of that very personal decision to state governments. This loss will most significantly impact low-income Black and Latinx girls and women.
Below are resources to support people who need direct services and for those who want to support and advocate for reproductive justice.
- Location: nationwide
- Offers a number to call and talk as well as options to support the pro choice movement and the women who will be negatively impacted by these new laws. (volunteer, intern, donate)
- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- Black Women For Wellness is committed to healing, supporting and educating black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.
- Location: New Mexico
- Bold Futures leads policy change, research, place-based organizing, and culture shift by and for women and people of color in New Mexico.
- Location: The South and Pennsylvania
- Voter engagement work throughout the South that will be critical to electing people who will advocate and support diversity and equity. This includes boosting voter registration, policy advocacy, organizational development/training, and will occasionally fund activities related to specific elections.
- Location: Texas
- The Lilith Fund provides financial and emotional support to people who choose to have an abortion, but are unable to afford it on their own.
National Network of Abortion Funds
- Location: national
- Funding at the national level to get resources to most states (sanctuary states and those where folks are losing access) or you can fund their affiliates in particular states.
- Location: national
- Offers direct abortion services while spreading awareness on other reproductive matters such as STD’s, birth control, and emergency contraceptives, and period trackers. In addition, the website has a chat box where those visiting the link can ask questions to trained sexual health educators.