The Feminist Institute Jun 24, 2022 2 Minute Read
Today’s decision is a national tragedy. Abortion has never been about the courts or legislature but the people who need necessary medical care. This decision isn’t about life but the desire to control and police the right to choose. We must remember the past and the experiences of pre-Roe abortions and continue fighting for access to safe abortion care. We demand complete and comprehensive abortion access — forever and always.
Shout Your Abortion has a toolkit and visual materials for in-person and online activism. They also run ShareAbortionPill.info, which provides crucial information about abortion pills and other FAQs.
Donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds, which provides funding, travel, lodging, and other support to make abortion access available to all.
New York Magazine’s The Cut made a list of abortion funds listed by states that have banned or will likely criminalize abortions.
If/When/How runs a Repro Legal Defense Fund that covers bail and funds defenses for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for self-managed abortion.
The Miscarriage + Abortion Hotline is a confidential line where people can text or call pro-choice physicians who can securely answer questions about self-managed abortions and miscarriages. The hotline is available between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. in all U.S. time zones.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation created digital safety resources for those seeking abortions.
Abortion Access Nashville has created an Abortion Plan Template, which is available to download at the link above.
The Washington Post interviewed a Texas teenager who found out she was pregnant 48 hours before the state’s abortion ban took place.
NPR discussed how data privacy and period tracking apps would fit in a post-Roe vs. Wade climate
NBC News spoke with women’s clinics about shifting digital privacy policies to protect patient data.
Earlier this month, Rosa Campbell, a Cambridge Ph.D. candidate, [wrote a piece[ (https://lithub.com/what-an-archive-of-testimonials-tells-us-about-abortion-before-roe/) for Literary Hub about abortion before Roe vs. Wade and the archives of the Association to Repeal Abortion Law (ARAL).
In 2018, Lili Loofbourow of Slate wrote about ARAL’s founder, Pat Maginnis (1928-2021), and her radical activism.
Last month, NPR also revisited Pat Maginnis’s activism and legacy.
In 2012, the Walker Art Center wrote a blog post highlighting Andrea Bowers’ work with the archival materials of Pat Maginnis, Rowena Gurner, and Lena Phelan, collectively known as the Army of Three, for Wall of Letters: Necessary Reminders from the Past for a Future of Choice (2006). Bowers’ video, Letters to an Army of Three, is currently available online.
Pat Maginnis’s website is online and available for a first-person view of her activism.
The Bay Area Video Archive has archival footage of a Society for Humane Abortion press conference featuring Pat Maginnis, Dr. Brian Henry, and Sherri Finkbine.
Abortion is healthcare.
Abortion helps everyone.