Efforts to erase voting rights, LGTBQ, trans rights, and abortion rights for millions of people are escalating across the country.
The right to safe legal abortion is in the direct cross hairs with a remarkable number of legislation efforts in most states. Spurred on by the belief that a conservative majority on the Supreme Court represents an opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade, legislatures are passing unconstitutional laws that restrict access to abortion. In some cases, the laws, like Alabama’s, ban abortion outright to force the court to revisit Roe. In others, they’re meant to make it so hard for someone to access abortion that it won’t matter whether Roe stands or not. In six states, harsh restrictions have led to the closing of all but one abortion clinic. For now, abortion is still legal, but this is a time for people who support reproductive freedom to connect with groups like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood in the fight to make sure it stays that way.