THIS IS NOT OK
This is not okay.
Today’s attack on reproductive rights, sexual privacy, and bodily autonomy has been in the works for many years. It took feminist groups decades to fight for their bodily rights and pressure lawmakers into the Roe v. Wade decision. Access to abortion care has been necessary for people with uteruses for thousands of years. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is not based on a genuine concern for human life. It is based in systematic racism, sexism, and class-based discrimination. Outlawing federally-protected access to abortions reduces quality of life for entire generations of people, contributes to poverty and houselessness, and sets a dangerous precedent for future legislation. (source: Historian of Gender, HB Groo)
What can you do to help? You can donate to organizations fighting to provide direct access to care or to organizations that are working to fight this decision in the legal system.
@nationalwomenslawcenter @nwlc https://nwlc.org/
@ReproRights @ReproductiveRights https://reproductiverights.org/?df=y
What can you do to fight for people with uteruses? Attend a local protest in your area. Cover your face and visible tattoos, and do not engage with law enforcement. Large and consistent protests send the messages that create change in our communities.
You may be tired of hearing this message, but VOTE. The US Supreme Court is not elected by a public process, but your local politicians and congressional representatives are. Make your representatives work for you, or vote them out.
If you live in one of these states, call on your representatives to protect the legislation that still allows for abortion: https://reproductiverights.org/state-constitutions-abortion-rights/
Educate yourself and others on the history of reproductive rights and the movements to protect them. People with uteruses fought for abortion access for a reason, and it is crucial that our society as a whole understands the devastating impact an attack on these rights truly has. https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/abortion/abortion-central-history-reproductive-health-care-america
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