Religion and medical care should never mix. For one Illinois wife and mother, though, they did. And, it was during one of the most crucial medical episodes of her life.
When it comes to women’s reproductive rights, we’re in a moment in history when we are seeing so many setbacks. ... We are losing abortion access. We are just up against a slew of terrible policies at the state level. And it’s still very hard to get people to focus on state politics. … But there are also opportunities to organize in radical ways that we haven’t in the past. And, if women are going to survive this onslaught of horrible laws, organizing and fighting back are the only way.
When Roe goes away, we need to lose the gatekeepers as well. We need to take abortion access, and the right to determine our reproductive futures, straight into our own hands, even if that means doing what we need outside of clinics, outside of the healthcare system and yes, even outside the unreasonable and medically unnecessary boundaries of the legal system, too. And we all need to commit to that decision, and do it together, hand in hand.
As restrictions on women’s reproductive health continue to grow, we will need an even stronger national network of support to stem the tide. Learn about The Brigid Alliance, a nonprofit abortion travel service, which helps women plan and pay for their transportation, food and lodging for reproductive health services.
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In the wake of Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court and likely demise of Roe v. Wade, Civia Tamarkin, director of Birthright: A War Story, discusses forced pregnancy and the reality that many American women don’t have the ability to decide when to have a baby because of decreasing access to abortion.