On June 24, the United States Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which has guaranteed the legal right to abortion nationwide since 1973. The practical effect of this ruling is that abortion will be banned in 9 states within 30 days, with at least 12 more likely to follow. The increase in legal restrictions is likely to have a severe impact on clinics and organizations specializing in reproductive health, making them more difficult to access life-saving carepeople of color and other marginalized groups being disproportionately affected.
Game studios like Bungie, Insomniac and Innersloth reacted to the decision by affirming their support for reproductive rights while posting links to charities and advocacy organizations. Disney, Netflix and other studios have pledged to provide access to abortion care for employees, including expanded travel benefits to cover employees who may now need to cross state lines to obtain benefits. essential care.
June 24, IGN released the following statement.
IGN is committed to being inclusive and supporting equality. We believe our employees have the right to make personal decisions about their physical and mental well-being. With employees in multiple states, we believe that all of our employees are entitled to universal access to health care and services, regardless of where they choose to live.
How to help: Charities
A number of reproductive health and advocacy groups are currently accepting donations and support for their efforts to ensure access to reproductive health care, including abortion. We encourage you to review the resources below, which offer ways to help organizations advocating for access to reproductive care and support.
National Network of Abortion Funds
National Network of Abortion Funds offers support for people wishing to have an abortion at all levels, from national to regional. In addition to financial support, they offer “practical support” defined as “transportation, accommodation, childcare, translation” and other services. You can read read more about their services here. Donations could mean a huge sum for these small grassroots organizations – you can see a list of funds by region here. Note that the National Network of Abortion Funds has experienced site outages and is also accepting direct donations on this link.
Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights looks like “the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights.” Its goal is to support effective reproductive health law in the United States and abroad.
Repro Legal Defense Fund via If/When/How
This fund, set up by the advocacy group If/When/How, covers bail fees and pays for legal defenses for people investigated, arrested or prosecuted for self-administered abortions. The fund also offers free and confidential help from legal experts.
Planned Parenthood provides a network of over 600 clinics that provide reproductive health services and access to abortion across the country. here is a list of family planning services provides, and a list of clinics you can search here.
Below are resources for those seeking help with reproductive health. We’ll add any relevant resources we discover.
National Abortion Federation Hotline – 1-800-772-9100
The National Abortion Federation National Helpline “operates the largest national, free, multilingual helpline for abortion referrals and financial assistance in the United States” You can also donate to the fund here.
Interactive map of policies and access to abortion
The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice political organization, has established a interactive map of the United States which provides a readable overview of abortion policies and statistics for each state.
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