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I’ve been mad. SO MAD.
I know the fight isn’t over yet, but this week it feels like Roe vs. Wade might as well have been overturned in the middle of the night, and I won’t say it “happened while we weren’t looking” — because I think we all knew this day was coming. But it did happen without a proper trial, without media cameras. It was cowardly.
I keep thinking about all the people whose lives changed in a blink from Tuesday to Wednesday, who does and doesn’t have the right to control our own bodies, and I get so angry. So angry that I have nothing eloquent to add, even in this introduction, only shaking rage.
I was reminded that when you get mad, find the people who are already doing the work and then SUPPORT THEM. And so, here are 69 abortion funds that you can give to today.
Read Something: About Texas Abortion Law SB 8
Texas Abortion Ban Takes Effect, Dismantling ‘Roe v. Wade’ “The Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade for folks in Texas under cover of darkness.” — Natalie found this to be a clear and direct explainer, and if you know anything about this column at all then you know that if Natalie recommends the political reading, we do that political reading.
And another explainer, this one is in a Question and Answer format, which I found really helpful to sort my thoughts: The Newest Brand of Abortion Ban Is Next-Level Cruelty
All of Those ‘Hysterical’ Women Were Right. “For half a decade, Republicans gaslighted Democrats about Trump’s Court nominees’ views on abortion. The jig is up.”
The Texas Abortion Ban Is in Effect, But We Haven’t Stopped. A profile of Shae Ward, the hotline director at the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, the oldest abortion fund in Texas.
Do Something: Donate to an Abortion Fund
* Some of these abortion funds have “women” in their title. Not all people who are in need of abortions are women. However, in the interest of providing the widest breadth of information to those who may be in need, in parts of the country where abortion access is in immediate jeopardy, we only included funds that have “women” in the title if there was no other fund available in that state. We recognize it’s a delicate line, and one not one we take lightly. Safe abortion access is critical for trans patients, and should always be a priority.
The Afiya Center, the only Reproductive Justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women, focusing on the intersection of Reproductive Justice and the fight for Black lives, including abortion care.
The Bridge Collective, full spectrum doulas including providing transportation and care to abortion clinics.
The Clinic Access Support Network, providing transportation, lodging, emotional support, and more to those seeking abortion care in Houston, TX.
Frontera Fund, a bilingual abortion fund for the Rio Grande Valley.
Fund Texas Choice, a non-profit organization funding abortion travel for people in Texas (side note: I saw the Executive Director of Fund Texas Choice, Anna Rupani, on the Rachel Maddow show last night, and she’s a badass. It’s what inspired me to build out this list today.)
Jane’s Due Process, they help teens access abortion and birth control.
Lilith Fund, which provides financial assistance, emotional support, and building community spaces for people who need abortions throughout Texas.
Texas Equal Access Fund, providing financial and emotional support to people seeking abortion care in the north, east, and Panhandle regions.
West Fund, making abortions accessible and affordable to people in west Texas.
… And finally, this aggregate from ActBlue will automatically split your donation between nine organizations that are all abortion funds or abortion rights organizations in Texas if that’s your preference — the organizations are The Afiya Center, West Fund, The Bridge Collective, the Lilith Fund, Clinic Access Support Network, Texas Equal Access Fund, Frontera Fund, Fund Texas Choice, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Inc, and Jane’s Due Process: Chip in for Texas Abortion Funds