We are going to DC on March 2. If you can't join us, you can still be involved!
This Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt—the case challenging Texas law HB2.
For too long, anti-abortion politicians have snuck around the constitution by using sham laws like HB2 to shut down abortion clinics, and prevent women from accessing safe abortion care. Playing politics with abortion access isn’t just wrong it’s dangerous. Closing clinics in our communities won’t end the need for abortion, but will force those seeking an abortion to take matters into their own hands.
What can you do to help on March 2? Join the online Rally to Protect Abortion Access and help us expose and oppose these sham laws.
Here are 5 ways to help:
- Watch the livestream of the Rally to Protect Abortion Access on March 2 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
- Follow @WomensMedFund as we live tweet the rally on March 2.
- Join the Conversation on Twitter using #StopTheSham and #PA4TX
- Join the Thunderclap.*
- Change your profile picture.
WMF signed an amicus brief in support of Whole Woman's Health.
We are very excited be one of 41 funds to sign on to the National Network of Abortion Funds Amicus Brief. In total, 45 amicus briefs were delivered to the court today in support of abortion access. This amicus brief demonstrates the devastating impact that abortion restrictions like HB2 in Texas have on low-income patients seeking abortion care. These restrictions are created to decrease access and increase the cost of abortion to the point of making it out of reach for many people seeking care. Read more here.
Click here to check out the other 44 amicus briefs submitted in support of Whole Woman's Health and abortion access.
Inspired to take action to ensure access to safe abortion care?
Contact your U.S. Representative today to urge him or her to co-sponsor the Each Woman Act.
If your Representative is already co-sponsoring, thank them for their support.
You can use this language when you email or call your U.S. Representative: “Each of us should have health coverage for the full range of pregnancy-related care, including abortion care. Please co-sponsor the EACH Woman Act.”
Then let us know you contacted your Representative.
Want to do more?
Tweet your Representative and use the following hashtag: #WMFAction & #4EACHofUs. Click here to find him or her.
Thank you @RepBarbaraLee for introducing the groundbreaking EACH Woman Act to lift bans on abortion coverage. #4EACHofUs #WMFAction
I respect the personal decisions of women and families-that’s why I support the EACH Woman Act. #4EACHofUs #WMFAction
No woman should have her decision about abortion made for her because she can’t afford medical care. #4EACHofUs #WMFAction
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