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:
The Afiya Center (Texas )
New Voices for Reproductive Justice (nationwide, but specifically in Pennsylvania and Ohio)
Holler Health (West Virginia/Appalachia)
Reproductive Equity Now (specifically in Boston, advocates for pro-choice legislation)
SisterSong (nationwide advocacy work→ they do have fees for joining)
Whole Woman’s Health ( provides reproductive care, as well as does some advocacy work)
ARC-Southeast (provides funding and other support for those seeking abortion in the Southeast → this includes Florida! )
Indigenous Women Rising (reproductive health and education for indigenous people )
The Brigid Alliance (provides travel for people who need to do so to obtain an abortion )
National Abortion Federation Hotline ( US and Canada, multi-lingual)
National Network of Abortion Funds -Over 80 member organizations that work to make access to abortions better
Supporting Abortion in Trigger Ban States:
- Arkansas Abortion Support Network
- Northwest Abortion Access Fund (serves Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, part of the National Network for Abortion Funds, only Idaho is a trigger state)
- Kentucky Health Justice Network
- New Orleans Abortion Fund (Works with callers across Louisiana, Texas, and the other Gulf States to provide them with access to abortions)
- Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund
- Missouri Abortion Fund ( works with clinics to help provide people abortions who can’t afford the full cost of one)
- ND WIN Abortion Access Fund (North Dakota )
- Justice Empowerment Network (South Dakota, part of National Network for Abortion Funds)
- Abortion Care for Tennessee
- Lilith Fund (Texas)