You might notice I’ve added a new page for abortion resources. So far I’ve only added the links I’d surfaced when Roe v. Wade was murdered. Over the next week or two I’ll add in a few lines about the various organizations, their services, note locations (particularly which orgs are outside the US). I intend to keep the info up to date and online indefinitely. If you know of orgs that aren’t included but should be, let me know.
Meanwhile, the free states where abortion is still protected are ramping up services as they must now embrace an increased wave of abortion patients who can no longer access healthcare services in their home states. This report is from my own state of Colorado.
Colorado reproductive health clinics say the number of patients from outside of Colorado has in some cases doubled in the two weeks since Roe v. Wade was overturned, triggering abortion bans in other states, and a fund that provides financial help for people seeking to terminate a pregnancy has provided money to 71 people, more than twice the number served in all of 2021….
On Wednesday, Polis signed an executive order directing state agencies to continue protecting access to reproductive health care in Colorado. The order directs state agencies not to cooperate with any criminal or civil investigation initiated by another state for any conduct that would be legal in Colorado related to providing, assisting, seeking or obtaining reproductive health care…..
“I have seen it in the faces of my patients: When people don’t want to be pregnant, they will not be forced into a situation where they have to give birth,” she said. “Birth slavery should be illegal in this country. We’ve fought over this. We’ve talked about this for generations, and for hundreds of years.”…
Services in other states are innovating too. This article is about a plan to hold abortions in international waters in the Gulf of Mexico, an approach pioneered by Women on Waves, a charitable organization registered in the Netherlands.
1/7 🧵A Bay Area OB-GYN is organizing to bring abortion services to people in states like Texas & Louisiana via a ship on federal waters on the Gulf of Mexico. The goal is to use donations so that services are little to no cost to patients @nbcbayarea https://t.co/4sipFq5Imi
— Alyssa Goard (@AlyssaMGoard) July 9, 2022
As always, whenever you can, please donate to an abortion fund. I guarantee they are all overwhelmed with people who need help in these desperate times.