#23: Reproductive Rights Are Disability Rights
Shit is bleak in the United States.
I don’t really have words to express the range of emotions I’m feeling right now over the Roe v. Wade news: rage, despair, grief, fear, abject sadness. I’m going to let people who are far more eloquent than me do the talking today.
Please read the joint statement released by the American Association of People with Disabilities, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Be A Hero Center for American Progress, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Little Lobbyists, and Women Enabled International.
Stay well, friends.
Where to Donate
Do not donate directly to politicians. They don’t need your money as much as actual clinics and abortion access funds do. Donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds, Keep Our Clinics, the National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, the National Abortion Federation, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Midwest Access Coalition, or any of the funds below. States in bold are states where it’s almost certain that lawmakers will prohibit abortion. Not all 50 states are listed because it was completely dependent on what information I could find online.
You should also check out organizations like If/When/How and National Advocates for Pregnant Women. They’re fighting for people who have been criminalized over their reproductive decisions. RAINN is also a great organization to donate to because we should always be supporting survivors of rape, abuse, and incest.
Alaska: Northwest Abortion Access Fund
Arkansas: Arkansas Abortion Support Network
Colorado: Cobalt Abortion Fund
Georgia: Access Reproductive Care-Southeast
Illinois: Chicago Abortion Fund
Indiana: All-Options Hoosier Abortion Fund
Kansas: Kansas Abortion Fund
Louisiana: New Orleans Abortion Fund
Maryland: Baltimore Abortion Fund
Minnesota: Our Justice
Missouri: Missouri Abortion Fund
Montana: Susan Wickland Fund
Nebraska: Abortion Access Fund - Bellevue, NE
New Hampshire: Reproductive Freedom Fund of New Hampshire
New Jersey: New Jersey Abortion Access Fund
New York: New York Abortion Access Fund
North Carolina: Carolina Abortion Fund
North Dakota: North Dakota Women in Need Abortion Access Fund
Oklahoma: Roe Fund
Oregon: Northwest Abortion Access Fund
Rhode Island: Women's Health & Education Fund
South Dakota: South Dakota Access for Every Woman
Texas: Fund Texas Choice, West Fund, Texas Equal Access Fund, Stigma Relief Fund, Clinic Access Support Network, Lilith Fund, SYS (Support your Sistah), The Bridge Collective, Jane’s Due Process, Buckle Bunnies Fund
Utah: Utah Abortion Fund
Washington: Northwest Abortion Access Fund
West Virginia: Women’s Health Center of West Virginia Choice Fund, Holler Health Justice
Wisconsin: Women’s Medical Fund
Wyoming: Chelsea’s Fund