WAYS TO HELP
Abortion is still legal in the United States, but the Supreme Court is preparing to strike down Roe vs. Wade, making abortions illegal – or significantly more difficult to get – in many states.Act now! Resources below.
As of 2022-05-02:"We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled," Justice Alito writes in an initial majority draft circulated inside the court.Politico has reported that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights and is preparing to announce this in the coming weeks.This is a highly unusual situation where the court's opinion has been "leaked" before it's officially announced.
These resources can help you be more informed about abortion and be able to talk with others about it in a sensitive way.
Abortion stories – hear from people who've had an abortion about their experience
Turnout to support in numbers and make it clear to people in power that lots of Americans care about this issue.We'll post links and information about upcoming protests as soon as they become available.Click here to see important information for protestors, like how to deal with teargas and free legal help if you get arrested.
MAJOR MOBILIZATION TODAY: Saturday, May 14
You can read more and find your local event at bansoff.org.Other upcoming events:
The fastest, but least effective thing you can do. Follow these instructions to send a petition, and then do other things!
When Resistbot responds, copy the following and send it in response in the message thread:
The Supreme Court is about to overturn Roe v Wade. We must codify the right to abortion! Do everything in your power to support and pass the Women's Health Protection Act, H. R. 3755. I am a constituent.
Resistbot will confirm and send your message to your legislators in the House and Senate, as well as President Biden.
Record Your Story
Making a personal video appeal about your experience with abortion can help legislators and others in power understand the heartfelt impact of these laws. And, it's easy.
Call the Senate
Calls – we know they seem scary, but they're easy, fast, and they're the most effective thing you can do to persuade your senators!
Use this number below to be patched through to your own senators first, and then Sen. Chuck Schumer (Democratic Party Senate Minority Leader). Touch the button and it should open your phone app. If not, just dial the number on your phone.
"Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I'm from [YOUR CITY]. The Senate should not confirm a Supreme Court justice before Inauguration Day. My senator should do everything in their power, including blocking unanimous consent, filibustering, and all other procedural tools, to make that happen. Thank you."
Do not hang up until you've been connected to your other senator, then Sen. Schumer's office.
Donating can be extremely effective, allowing great work to happen if you send money to frontline organizations.Leah Barteldes compiled a bunch of these together on Twitter.
An abortion fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial and logistical assistance to individuals who cannot afford the costs of an abortion. Abortion funds play a role in financing abortion services in places where abortion is legal but not accessible.
TRIGGER LAW STATE FUNDS
These states have laws already in effect that would automatically ban abortion in the first and second trimesters if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
PRE-ROE BAN STATES
These states have laws in effect that were passed before Roe v. Wade and were never rescinded.
BANNING ABORTION SOON
These states will likely ban abortion as soon as they can pass a law.
Consider donating to these organizations that also fight for – or provide – abortion access.
Learn more about these organizations:
Post a Letter in Your Local Newspaper
Sounds crazy, but elected officials really hate getting slammed by their constituents in the local papers! Mostly it's because boomers still read newspapers and legislators care what boomers think because they reliably vote.Submit a "letter to the editor," which could get posted in your local paper. It will definitely get seen by your legislator.
TEXT EDITOR TO 50409
USE THE BOLDED TEXT BELOW AS INSPIRATION:
Keep in mind this is written for a state in which abortion will not be legal if Roe v. Wade is overturned. You will want to change the text if you're in a state like California where abortion will still be legal. But we encourage you to send a letter even in that case, and tell legislators to make abortion access a priority!
The Supreme Court appears poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, making abortion difficult or impossible in our state. Women will still end unwanted pregnancies, but now they may be doing it without professional medical care. This is an unconscionable infringement women's liberty, and I believe our state legislators should enact a law that will ensure abortion access in our state.
You can stay informed about candidates that are pro-choice (in favor of abortion access) by signing up for the organizations below. They'll email you with information about candidates in upcoming elections.