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5 resources for Reproductive Rights organizations

Because it matters.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
May 18, 2022

According to a leaked draft ruling obtained by Politico, the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, causing grief among many people. It’s critical to recognize that abortion care is part of women’s healthcare and reproductive rights as we organize to safeguard Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortions.

 

In light of the leaked document about the potential ruling, abortion access is under threat across the country. This is why we sourced a list of different groups and funds that are working to safeguard and help with reproductive rights and abortion access.

 

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has been fighting for reproductive rights for more than a century. The non-profit organization, which was formed in 1916, now has over 600 health clinics around the country. Additionally, the non-profit is the country’s leading supplier of reproductive health services, such as abortion and birth control. Following the announcement of the Roe v. Wade draft judgment, Planned Parenthood President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson issued a statement reiterating the organization’s commitment to reproductive health.

 

The Afiya Center

The Afiya Center works to meet the healthcare needs of Black women, including abortion access, HIV programming, reproductive justice, and maternal mortality. This Texas-based nonprofit is doing important work, especially at a time when Black women are routinely overlooked and frequently targeted by the state.

 

The Afiya Center is unique, in that it devotes significant resources to combating the stigma and shame that Black women suffer, particularly whether they are HIV-positive, pregnant, considering abortion, or disabled. The organization organized the inaugural Texas Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Policy Summit, and is at the forefront of a number of other legislative initiatives.

 

Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA Fund)

The Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA Fund) gives financial assistance to people who cannot afford abortions. TEA Fund, which serves 110 counties in north, east, and west Texas, argues that abortion restrictions are discriminatory against people of color, low-income individuals, and young people. With this in mind, they ensure that those populations are supported.

 

The majority of people they support are people of color, and nearly half of them are already parents. The assistance of the TEA Fund for Black, Indigenous, and/or low-income people seeking abortions in Texas is vital.

 

New Voices for Reproductive Justice

New Voices strives to improve reproductive justice for Black communities and families in the Greater Pittsburgh region, as well as other parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Their notion of health includes the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social dimensions necessary by an intersectional approach. Their advocacy is also broad, encompassing local, national, and global issues.

 

Access Reproductive Care — Southeast

Access Reproductive Care provides access to information, financial assistance, and practical assistance (rideshares, etc.) for abortion seekers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Access Reproductive Care is striving for a world in which all Southerners have full access to reproductive healthcare and assistance, free of bias and restrictions.

 

If you’d like to donate to another reproductive rights organization consider the Center for Reproductive Rights.