Sentences that start off supporting abortion access sometimes end with unnecessary caveats. In the movement for abortion rights and reproductive justice, we’ve all heard statements like, “I think abortion should be legal, but I don’t think people should use abortion as birth control,” or “I support abortion rights, but I don't think people should have [insert arbitrary number here] abortions.”
But in reality, some people have multiple abortions — and that’s okay.Read more
The Baltimore Abortion Fund is in solidarity with the workers at All* Above All who were laid off following allegations of anti-Black management. Rather than answering calls for racial equity, the organization’s leadership has joined an ongoing trend of punishing workers who courageously take on the emotional labor of demanding accountability.Read more
By Lynn McCann-Yeh and Porsha Pinder
For The Baltimore Sun • Jun 28, 2023 at 7:57 am
In the months following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, progressive cities and states across the country raced to establish themselves as “havens” or “sanctuaries” for people seeking abortion care. Twelve states, including Maryland, and Washington, D.C., have since passed laws to make abortion more accessible by strengthening legal protections, shielding providers and patients from litigation, and — in some cases — setting aside state funding for abortion seekers.
As an organization working to expand abortion access in one of these so-called safe havens, we can definitively say that putting our faith in sanctuary states is a mistake.Read more
To put it simply, people of all genders have abortions.
The language of the reproductive rights movement focuses mostly on cisgender (cis) women, who were assigned female at birth. But cis women aren't the only people who have abortions.
Not all women can become pregnant, and not all people who can become pregnant are women. Transgender and gender-expansive people have abortions too.
Queer people haven't always been visible or welcomed in abortion advocacy, but we're here to stay.Read more