Abortion access resources after the overthrow of Roe V. Wade

Today, June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court struck down 50 years of abortion rights by overturning the original Roe v. Wade that guaranteed people control over their own bodily autonomy.

As the nation reels from protests and grief at having vital reproductive rights taken away, others are taking action to provide women across the country with the information they need to keep the doors open for access to abortion.

Here are some helpful resources to use in case you or someone you know needs an abortion.

1. INeedAnA.com

With a simple user interface that looks like any normal Google form, INeedAnA.com asks you for 3 “non-personally identifiable pieces of information (which we don’t collect or store)” and provides people with information about their clinic. nearest abortion. while remaining entirely discreet.

They ask you to tell them your age, zip code and number of weeks since your last period.

“If you indicate that you are a minor in a state with parental consent laws, we also show you that information,” says the website’s “About” page.

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“If you click on a button asking saying ‘How am I going to afford this? “We show you abortion funds and practice support networks in your state,” they add.

INEedAnA’s goal is to make it “as easy as possible for people to find the information and resources that apply to them”, as everyone’s situation is different and may require different resources.

2. AbortionFinder.org

Similar to INeedAnA, but has “the most comprehensive directory of trusted (and verified) abortion service providers in the United States.”

With a banner at the top that claims “laws may be in effect that restrict abortion access in some states” due to the SCOTUS ruling, they also inform visitors that it’s still legal to cross borders from states to states with legal access to abortion.

AbortionFinder.org provides visitors with a state-by-state guide that will help anyone with the means to access an abortion, while explaining the laws that may have come into effect.

The website also offers a search directory similar to that found on INeedAnA.com and resources for financial aid.

3. The Auntie Network on Reddit.

On Reddit.com, there is a subreddit called “r/AuntieNetwork” that provides assistance to those in need of an abortion procedure or funds for abortion access.

Members of the Auntie Network are asked to donate funds that will go to “nieces/nephews/siblings” who need help.

They offer creative ways for those who want to lend a hand to be able to help others in need, while also providing resources to these vulnerable groups.

4. The National Abortion Federation hotline.

If posting your information online or using a shared device such as a computer is not possible, the National Abortion Federation offers the option of a phone call to provide you with the resources to your situation on ProChoice.org.

The “NAF Hotline” at 1-800-772-9100, provides people with options for those who need financial assistance, or access to their referral hotline.

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If you would like to be referred to quality abortion care providers, use the direct “NAF referral line” at 1-877-257-0012.

5. Planned parenthood.

Emphasizing that they are easily able to help minors despite parental consent laws, Planned Parenthood remains one of the best options for finding the necessary resources for those in need.

They provide you with information on where you need to go, providers in your area, access to financial resources, a state-by-state guide, and valuable information about different types of abortions and what you can do. wait for it.

Their website (PlannedParenthood.org) also provides a chat system where you can talk to “trained sexual health educators or chatbot”, ensuring free and private dialogue.

6. PlanCPills.org

Home abortion pills have become much more popular in recent years, especially in light of the pandemic.

Dubbed “Plan C,” abortion pills are accessible and can be mailed to your home so you don’t have to leave your home to find an abortion provider.

They even provide guides for those living in states where abortion is restricted due to the recent ruling, advising visitors that they risk legal consequences if they decide to go through with their ruling.

7. ReproLegalHelpline.org

The Repro Legal Helpline provides people with legal information surrounding abortions and access to procedures from state to state, if you don’t want your parents to know, the laws surrounding self-directed abortions (Plan C) , or most important if you are underage.

Thanks to a system called “judicial bypass”, it is entirely possible to go through an abortion procedure without involving your parents in the process, and they help you understand what this process is and how to start it.

They offer referrals to legal assistance, have a hotline you can call for information if you can’t use your computer at home, and believe “everyone should be able to access abortion care if they want it or need it”.

8. If you want to help, donate to local abortion funds.

If you don’t need an abortion but would like to donate to the cause and help people cross state lines to access abortion providers, click the link here to do a donation.

ActBlue.com has compiled a list of over 92 abortion funds that you can choose to donate to individually or split your donation among.

“Abortion is essential,” they write in the slogan, adding that one of the most crucial things you can do right now as an ally is to donate so others can access the funds needed to get them across state lines to get to an abortion provider or to pay for the abortion procedure.

Now is the time to stand up and take action, and if you don’t want to join the people in the streets protesting the SCOTUS decision, you can help at home by raising awareness of the resources available to those in need or by donating to these resources yourself.

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Isaac Serna-Diez is an associate editor who focuses on entertainment and current affairs, social justice and politics. He graduated from Rutgers University. Follow his current affairs rants on his Twitter.

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