Some places you can donate to help women get abortions and here’s some more. You can also donate to the ACLU or NARAL if you’re interested in the court cases (I gave to both this week). If your state legislature is in session, the best thing that you can do is find out what abortion bills are up and call your state legislators to tell them what to support or to vote no on (I did this this week, and yelled at my state legislator for voting the wrong way!). Celeste Pewter has some information. It looks like Missouri just passed a ban on Friday. If you live in Louisiana, call your senators about their heartbeat bill. Senator Warren has suggestions for how to fight next wherever you live in the US. If you live in Massachusetts, call your state legislators about getting those old anti-abortion laws that RvW invalidated off the books. If you live in Texas, tell your house rep to vote against SB 22 which makes it illegal for cities to partner with planned parenthood. If you live in a state that has already passed one of these horrific anti-abortion laws, call your legislators to find out how they voted and then either thank them or tell them you’re angry. No matter where you live in the US, something can be done by you this week to fight. Please let us know in the comments about what’s going on in your state, or what you’re doing nationally– it will help other people reading to find out what needs to be done and what they can do.
Also if you live in Texas, SB9 which restricts voting rights got moved out of committee in the House (it already passed the Senate), so call your house rep to tell them to VOTE NO. My friend from Texas says you can also call the calendars committee and ask them not to schedule it to the floor.
This thread explains how a single scam artist named Gregg Cunningham and his mega-church affiliates has used the anti-abortion movement to scam millions of dollars from evangelicals across the world… and how they pay protesters. (Those accusations of democrats having paid protesters when they don’t– that’s because a lot of anti-abortion protesters actually are paid.) It seems like a paranoid conspiracy theory, but there are actual receipts in the thread from reputable sources. They’re really not trying to hide it.
Women are already being punished for controlling their bodies even after RvW.
Forced birth advocates and the misogynist playbook of the past
Maureen Johnson talks about being shamed by her insurance company because she had to get a pelvic examination after getting into a car crash.
Educated people who can move out of the South will.
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Why have no control levers been made for women’s hands?
The one simple trick to solving the climate change problem is to elect democrats
Kids in America are missing school because they can’t afford toothpaste and tampons (Action: donate tampons to a local food pantry or school district– our middle and high schools both have a pantry where kids can get hygiene products and they’re always asking for menstrual products, but people prefer to buy them deodorant.)
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The great Ohio key fob mystery, or honey, I jammed the neighborhood. (Also an example why it’s good to still have actual keys, not just fobs.)