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TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT ABORTION
With government-mandated pregnancy taking effect in 13 states with trigger bans, women have lost one of the most fundamental rights- bodily autonomy. Half a century of Constitutional rights have been stripped away in a day. There are no words to express the extent of our devastation.
Now more than ever, it is important to provide support to women in need of abortion services. Here is how you can help.
The Supreme Court decision primarily affects women of lower economic status. Affluent women have
financial resources to travel to a state where abortion is legal, whereas women without those
resources have much fewer options. There are several organizations that are working to assist such
women in being able to travel to get an abortion, and one of the best things you can do is donate to
help them provide resources to these women.
Another important action you can take is volunteering to help with the logistics of getting women to
the safe states where they can get an abortion. If you are in a state with a trigger law, please consider
finding a local organization where you can volunteer to help transport women or help them plan their
travel. If you are in a safe state, you can still help- consider volunteering for national organizations like
NARAL Pro-Choice America or Planned Parenthood. There is still plenty you can do, like working an
abortion hotline or helping keep abortion legal in your state.
If we remain passive, nothing will change. We must fight back against this cruel and unjust ruling.
Research local protests and take to the streets to protect women's rights.
"[The majority] eliminates a 50-year-old constitutional right that safeguards women’s freedom and equal station. It breaches a core rule-of-law principle, designed to promote constancy in the law. In doing all of that, it places in jeopardy other rights, from contraception to same-sex intimacy and marriage. And finally, it undermines the Court’s legitimacy. . . In overruling Roe and Casey, this Court betrays its guiding principles. With sorrow—for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection—we dissent."
Excerpts from dissenting opinion by judges Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan
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