The recent Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court ruling has done what feels unimaginable for many of us – Roe v. Wade has been overturned completely in the United States. Millions of people have already been affected by this devastating ruling and will be forced to continue their pregnancies against their will.
With abortion now illegal across 26 states, we need to ensure that New York won’t back down in the fight for reproductive rights. We spent a decade fighting to pass the Reproductive Health Act because we saw this coming, and now we need to ensure access to abortions for Americans all across the country. It won’t be easy, but it is essential. People across the country in need of abortions will look to states like New York to provide them fundamental medical care. Many of them do not have the means to travel or fund their own abortions. This is especially true for communities with disproportionate barriers to care: young, poor, gender non-conforming and trans communities, and Black and Brown people.
We can’t let them down. And we can’t do it alone. Our longstanding partnerships with direct service and logistical support organizations around the state are more valuable than ever, as they struggle to meet ever increasing demand for care.
For this reason, we recommend you give now, and give to multiple complementary organizations to make the most impact. Your donations to service providers will make a real difference directly covering costs that are prohibiting people who need abortions from accessing them right now. And, a donation to the NYCLU will help us fight for policies and legislation that fund abortions within the state budget and protect providers, ensuring abortion access across the state for years to come. Together, we can fight to preserve this fundamental right.