In the fall of 2021, abortion funds collaborated to draft a set of demands in response to the escalating attacks on abortion. The demands assert a vision for the future of abortion access as the stakes escalate around the United States. They are accompanied by concrete steps for realizing the safe, thriving communities of our wildest dreams.
Two of the seven demands are:
We demand support for and access to a full range of abortion options free from criminalization, stigma, and harassment, including but not limited to in-clinic care, abortion pills by mail, and self-managed abortion.
We demand an end to criminalization, punishment, and harassment by the state, by institutions, and by individuals for any decision around family planning, the outcome of any pregnancy, and any medical decision concerning one’s body. We recognize that the criminalization of people’s bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom is rooted in a long history of racial capitalism, colonialism, and white supremacy.
We publicly launched these demands in January on the 49th anniversary of Roe. Join us in building grassroots power behind local funds! Sign on, read the full list of demands, and be connected to calls to action from local funds.