If you believe politicians whose close family members have probably had secret abortions— or pro-lifers who refuse to provide health care for force-birthed fetuses as they grow older—then all SCOTUS did was kick the decision back to the states “where it belongs.”
But we all know that’s a bunch of bullshit.
After the ruling, states with trigger laws immediately moved to make abortions harder. Sure, judges have temporarily blocked those laws in Louisiana and Utah, but headlines in the wake of last week’s decision are going to shape the media cycle for weeks to come.
We don’t need another hot take on Roe written by a man, so we’ll keep the message simple here and tell you that we’re on your side. And we’re going to do everything in our power to help in the fight for reproductive rights.
What those battles look like is still unknown, but we’re going to be there every step of the way.
For now, just know that abortion is safe. Nearly 97% of them are performed less than 13 weeks into gestation, according to the ACLU, which adds that nearly 50% of them are done by taking pills. What’s more is that 60% of Americans know someone who’s had one (think about how many more we’d know if we all started talking about it openly).
And while SCOTUS overturned the federal right to an abortion, Floridians still have a constitutional right to make that decision for themselves. But that right is under attack now that Florida’s 15-week abortion ban goes into effect on July 1.
You know how that's gonna play out in this godforsaken state.
Share your story. Get out in the streets. Donate to Florida abortion funds. If you're a man, consider getting a vasectomy. More importantly, only donate to and vote for candidates who’ll actually use their power to protect the right to abortion.
Most of all, don’t give up the fight. We’re on your side, and we’re not going anywhere.