The overturning of Roe v. Wade this past Friday no doubt brought up emotions for all of us; fear, hopelessness, and frustration, among many others. If you are angry, frustrated, and devastated today, you are not alone. We invite you to recognize and sit with your emotions and join us in taking action using the list below.

Our Climate recognizes that reproductive justice is climate justice, and at that intersection of both, frontline communities are affected the most. Pregnant people in frontline communities are more vulnerable to health effects caused by environmental pollutants as well as unequal access to substantial food options due to being in locations like food deserts. Climate activists must be aware of these intersections and understand the implications such as overturning has.

As Digital Organizer Safi Harriott states, “try not to scramble. You don’t have to participate in the cycle of panic. You don’t have to innovate. You don’t even have to move the whole world. You just have to join”. Our Climate recognizes that reproductive justice is climate justice, and at that intersection frontline communities are affected the most.

This fight did not start when the document was leaked that this decision was likely to become a reality. As Safi reminds us, people have been doing this work for a long time, and it’s essential to acknowledge and honor those who have fought for reproductive justice well before this decision was made public.

Below is a list of organizations to get involved in, volunteer with, or donate to, as well as general resources, to help this resistance work continue nationally and in Trigger Ban states. Within these 13 states, laws were in place to automatically and fully ban abortion once Roe was overturned.

Please remember to check in with yourself and your loved ones, and reach out to trusted people if need be. In these times, it is vital that we come together to support one another and spread what love we can give.

*Note: some of these organizations below use “women” to describe those who get abortions, but not just women get abortions. Reproductive justice means justice for any individual seeking abortion services regardless of gender identity.

Orgs to get involved in/donate to:

Supporting Abortion in Trigger Ban States:

Published On: June 30th, 2022 / Categories: Blog /