Colorado isn’t the only state where abortion providers are stressed right now.
From Public Notice:
“Travel patterns have shifted”: the Chicago Abortion Fund on being a Midwest oasis of reproductive care
“People are just afraid, they’re faced with a lot of misinformation.”
…The current crisis is new in its intensity and danger. But abortion rights have been under assault for a long time. Advocates and activists have put in place extensive networks and institutions designed to help those who need care and to protect abortion rights.
One such institution is the Chicago Abortion Fund. Founded in 1985, the fund’s mission is to provide “financial, logistical, and emotional support to people seeking abortion services.” It fields more than 500 calls a month from people seeking reproductive health care throughout the Midwest. Recently it has been working with people as far away as Texas and Arizona.
…I spoke to Alicia Hurtado, communications and advocacy manager at the Chicago Abortion Fund, about how the organization’s work has been affected by the Supreme Court decision, and how they plan to continue to fight for reproductive justice.
The post continues with a transcript of the interview, where Ms. Hurtado describes their work and how it has changed since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. Read the whole thing!
And remember too, that all abortion funds are still stressed as well. You can help through the National Network of Abortion Funds.