This is my protest speed today:
Protesters shouting “Fuck you SCOTUS! Fuck you Alito! Fuck you Thomas! Fuck you Gorsuch! Fuck you Kavanaugh!” pic.twitter.com/lJyBTbRqxV
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 24, 2022
(I lost who in the comments first posted this; thank you!)
If you, like me, aren’t near enough to shout at the SCOTUS Six, but have a few pennies to spare? Please consider your local/regional Abortion Fund for giving, along with Clinics like the Red River Women’s that Betty wisely recommended.
While we’ve been staring at the Court for years, these tough orgs have been doing the work, in many cases, well below-the-radar. They connect people who need this right, with the places that can provide Abortions, even if it’s states away.
Their work just got tougher, so it’s time we make it as easy as we can. And yes, giving to groups like the National Network of Abortion Funds, or Planned Parenthood (and it’s regional orgs), or the ACLU (who also has regional orgs) is fine
Yet these local groups matter. Their flexibility and understanding of the local situation can be crucial in these situations! Thus, they deserve our support and respect.
I contribute to several of them, aligned to where I live, right now on a Monthly basis. Be it one-time, or once a Month, I urge you to help if you can.
Finally: I don’t think, this time, we’re alone in this fight. From a comment I made earlier:
Emily Seife, Senior Editor at Scholastic Press, the biggest publisher of comic books in America[…] tweeted; “I’ll mention now that my colleagues and I absolutely do want your YA books with or about abortions. There aren’t enough of them and these stories need to be told and normalized, and that’s not going to change.”
So if you know someone who has the spoons and energy to write their YA Abortion story? You know who to go to.
And our culture, for once in a damned long time, might actually listen.
Open thread.[EDIT: I was informed that a joke that was meant to be scatalogical, had a homophobia reading I had not considered. I have updated the post to remove that reference, and credit the commentator for asking my consideration in making this a good space to engage in. ]