We’ve heard from a lot of you today who are frustrated with the events in Alabama. The governor has signed the abortion ban bill but it doesn’t go into effect for six months.
- The Alabama Women’s Center is the only provider of abortions in Northern Alabama. In a written statement, the organization’s medical director, Yashica Robinson, said the the center “will continue to provide quality healthcare services for women and families.” You can donate to the organization here.
- There’s also the Yellowhammer Fund, which provides financial help to anyone in Alabama seeking care from an Alabama abortion clinic. It is a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds. You can donate to Yellowhammer here.
- While there are already few clinics and organizations providing for Alabama specifically, the NNAF points out that there are a bunch of funds set up specifically for women in southern states.
Also consider donating to Southern abortion funds such as @ARC_Southeast @KyHealthJustice @FundMSabortions@NCAbortionFund — NNAF Abortion Funds (@AbortionFunds) May 15, 2019
Many people are rightfully furious right now, but it’s important to know where to direct this anger. Telling women in Alabama to simply move isn’t going to help the situation, activists point out, nor is any other sort of victim blaming:
Things we’re going to do: -Donate to @YellowFund -Call our local clinic to volunteer as a clinic escort Things we’re not going to do: -Tell pregnant people in Alabama to “move” -Dismiss Alabamians as “getting what they voted for” Your rights do not depend on your zip code. — Lauren Rankin (@laurenarankin) May 15, 2019