With news that the Supreme Court is headed toward overturning Roe v. Wade, hundreds gathered outside the court last night in protest. The message was clear: we will not go backward. Reproductive rights are under attack, with additional threats against gender equality growing every day, but the fight is not over. People and allies of all genders mobilized to secure the right to abortion and we will now mobilize to keep it. Here are a few ways you can take action to support abortion rights.
The Women’s March is organizing rallies in defense of abortion rights. The first rally is scheduled for today (May 3rd) at 5:00 pm your local time—a rapid response to this urgent issue. Across the country, supporters will come together to march and demand “Bans Off Our Bodies.” Learn more about the rally for Roe, including how you can get involved. If you miss today’s rally, that’s okay: Women’s March plans to continue organizing “larger and larger actions in the days, weeks, and months to come.”
It is important to remember that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is not yet final. Abortion is still legal, and organizations across the country still need support in ensuring everyone who needs an abortion is able to get one. Planned Parenthood, abortion funds, and abortion clinics are all supported by the work of volunteers. Research your area to see where you can help in your community, you can find your local abortion fund here.
Gender justice organizations and activists are significant resources in the fight to protect reproductive rights. The National Network of Abortion Funds removes financial and logistical barriers to support people in accessing abortion. Donations make all of their work possible. As it becomes harder and harder to access abortion, donations are needed now more than ever.
Take Action! Defend abortion rights: join a march, volunteer at your local Planned Parenthood, and, if you have the means, donate to reproductive rights organizations