The threat against women’s access to safe healthcare is more imminent than ever before. Between the abortion ban in Texas and Mississippi’s attack on Roe v. Wade, it is hard not to feel helpless. However, there are things that can be done to fight for women’s rights.
Where to Donate: Organizations
Many organizations are currently fighting for women’s right to choose, but this fight is expensive. Planned Parenthood is one of the most well-known organizations that actively fight for women’s reproductive rights. A donation to Planned Parenthood funds legal fees, clinical services, advocacy, as well as education throughout the nation.
Donating to ActBlue splits money between many organizations, some being: Texas Equal Access Fund, Women’s Health Alliance Inc., and Jane’s Due Process, to name a few.
Texas Equal Access Fund works to provide support for impoverished women in Texas who can not afford an abortion. This support gives emotional aid through a confidential text line, support groups, and virtual clinic companion program. Jane’s Due Process specifically helps young women in Texas navigate things like birth control and parental-consent laws through one-on-one consultations, as well as a confidential text line.
Lastly, Whole Woman’s Health is an independent abortion provider that has opened clinics in areas impacted by restrictive laws and has battled in the Supreme Court numerous times. A donation to any of these organizations helps continue the fight for reproductive rights.
March, March, March
On October 2nd Women’s March is mobilizing supporters all over the nation in preparation for the Supreme Court reconvening on October 4th with regard to abortion access. The goal of the march is to make the Supreme Court aware that abortion is healthcare and women deserve safe access to all healthcare. I urge everyone to answer this call for justice with Women’s March and many other organizations to have our voices heard.
Follow this link to find an event near you: https://act.womensmarch.com/event/oct-2-2021-march/search/?source=plannedparenthood_attend. If you cannot march, but still want to help the cause, donating to Women’s March helps the organization create events, like this one, all over the country.
I urge you to have those tough conversations with friends and family, advertise ways to help, and have your voice heard.
Spread the word
As with all things, word of mouth is the best way to raise awareness. I urge you to have those tough conversations with friends and family, advertise ways to help, and have your voice heard.
Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-involved/other-ways-give
Texas Equal Access Fund: https://secure.everyaction.com/ztEh8Qeh80-k2k1Yuo5gTw2
Jane’s Due Process: https://janesdueprocess.org/donate/
Whole Woman’s Health: https://www.wholewomanshealth.com/donate/