Book Riot will match your donation to the National Network of Abortion Funds
From Monday, July 25 through Monday, August 1, Book Riot will double donations to the National Network of Abortion Funds, up to $2,500. Read on to find out why we chose to support this organization and to find out how to donate.
With the overturning of the historic Roe decision by the Supreme Court, the rights of individuals to their own bodies are once again at stake across the country. Last fall, the Supreme Court did not intervene in Texas’ draconian new law banning all abortions after six weeks. It was only a matter of time for the nation to see abortion change more broadly and now where you live determines what your access to safe routine medical care looks like.
Story after story emerges from the terrible reality across America. A 10-year-old rape victim had to travel from Ohio to Indiana to get an abortion and became the subject of an excruciating media cycle to find out if the story was true or not. Miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies are prone to confusion among medical providers in several states, including whether or not to treat someone who is bleeding because it could endanger the life of an unborn fetus. viable. Users of methotrexate, a drug commonly used to treat autoimmune diseases including arthritis, lupus and cancer, are being denied individuals because it could impact pregnancy. Those who simply do not want to be pregnant now only have rights over their bodies if they are in a decent state or, for the time being, if they can afford to go to a state to have an abortion.
The creation of confusion about what is allowed and what is not allowed and the constantly increasing forced birth legislation in different states is not only detrimental to people but also to science, research and information in general. By creating confusion and distrust through false narratives about what life is, we become more beholden to politicians looking for their next electoral victory, rather than to a medical and scientific community dedicated to truth, accuracy and to the real advancement of mankind.
Last year, we matched $2,500 in donations to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas to help them in their efforts to bring abortion access to those in need. This year we are matching $2,500 in donations to the National Network of Abortion Funds:
The National Network of Abortion Funds empowers its members to break down financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic and reproductive justice .
We envision a world where every reproductive decision, including abortion, takes place in communities that are prosperous, safe, peaceful and affordable. We envision a world where all people have the power and resources to care for and affirm their bodies, their identities and their health, for themselves and their families – in all areas of their lives. As we move the conversation around abortion, it will become a real option, accessible without shame or judgment.
The National Abortion Fund Network is in critical need of support, and all donations to their general fund are directed to programs that need it most. Your dollar will have an immediate impact on securing healthcare for those who need it.
We encourage you to participate financially if you can by making a donation here. We will match each donation up to $2500. Upload your proof of donation in the form below and we’ll update this post with the final donation amount on 7/27. The matchmaking campaign will run from 7/19 until 11:45 p.m. EST on 7/26.
Can’t donate money? Its good! We encourage you to share this campaign with others who may and invite you to get involved in other ways. The National Network of Abortion Funds maintains a state-by-state list of the organizations they support, as well as updates on events in those locations. You’ll also find a wealth of information about abortions through abortion rights books, abortion non-fiction, and abortion in YA reads. Although we’ve seen more abortions in fiction and non-fiction, that’s never going to be enough.