Because abortion is health care…
I was in New York visiting my family when the news broke about the draft overturning Roe v Wade, and a loss for words is an understatement…
I’m not going to spend time here lecturing you guys on why this is wrong, a travesty, and a detriment to not only women but men as well. If you’d like to learn more about the impact overturning Roe v Wade will have on individual states, The Cut published a great story listing out the current state of affairs state by state (I.e. some states only have ONE abortion clinic WITH Roe v Wade). The article also links to local abortion rights organizations where you can donate, which brings me to this blog post…
I, like a lot of you reading this, feel really, really helpless. My heart breaks for the next 15-year-old who will now be forced to have a child because she didn’t know she was pregnant until she was seven weeks (*in most states). My heart breaks for the rape or incest victim in Florida who will soon be forced to have the baby that was forced upon her (yes, it’s true- Florida’s abortion law will make NO EXCEPTION for rape, human trafficking, or incest).
I want to help. I feel so lucky to have grown up in New York where we learned about condoms and safe sex in a school where abstinence wasn’t preached upon. Also, I feel lucky to now live in California, a state where the governor has vowed to protect our rights permanently. But, again, what about all the women in other areas of the country?
Ok, so here’s how it’s gonna work.
1-) Go to my Instagram feed
2-) Like and comment on the giveaway feed post
3-) Donate to the linked non-profit. I decided to choose The National Network of Abortion Funds (due to the fact they are credible and work with IG). That said, if you’re looking to donate somewhere super local, I highly recommend Chelsea’s Fund in Wyoming. I’m calling out Wyoming specifically because 96% of Wyoming women live in counties with no abortion clinic. In March, Wyoming passed a trigger ban that would outlaw abortion five days after the Supreme Court overturns Roe.
4-) I will choose one winner (anyone who donates a minimum of $10) at random on May 13th. U.S. residents only and age 18+ (for legal purposes).
On a side note, I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog, listening to my podcast, subscribed to my newsletter, and followed me on TikTok! I love you guys and I know together we can make a difference here. <3
Here’s what you can win for donating to an amazing cause (it’s also tax deductible!)
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