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In June of 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark court decision that ruled each person has the constitutional right to an abortion in all 50 states. As a result, many states, including Texas, enacted a total ban on all abortion care. This ban makes abortion care extremely difficult to access for millions.
Despite these bans, there are still nonprofit organizations working to establish reproductive justice for Texans. While many of these organizations have paused accepting donations and are adjusting their operations to remain legally compliant, encouraging these organizations and spreading awareness of these issues is still essential. We’re proud to partner with organizations like the ones below.
1. Texas Equal Access Fund
Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA) historically provided funding to low-income people in the northern region of Texas seeking abortions while simultaneously working to remove barriers to abortion access through community education. Currently, this organization is focused on educating communities about reproductive justice and access to important care in Texas while complying with state laws.
2. Lilith Fund
The Lilith Fund’s purpose is to “provide financial assistance and emotional support while building community spaces for people who need abortions in Texas—unapologetically, with compassion and conviction. Through organizing and movement-building, we foster a positive culture around abortion, strengthen people power, and fight for reproductive justice in and with our communities.”Although the Lilith Fund is taking time to evaluate its operations within the context of new restrictions, it is dedicated to achieving its purpose and goals through legal ends.
3. Frontera Fund
The Frontera Fund states that its purpose is to“make abortion accessible in the Rio Grande Valley by providing financial and practical support regardless of immigration status, gender identity, ability, sexual orientation, race, class, age, or religious affiliation and to build grassroots organizing power at intersecting issues across our region to shift the culture of shame and stigma.” At this time, the Frontera Fund is making efforts to comply with all state and federal regulations while remaining focused on its vision to foster a culture in which people in the Rio Grande Valley can make the reproductive decisions necessary for the lives they choose to lead.
4. Clinic Access Support Network
Prior to the Texas ban on abortion care, the Clinical Access Support Network (CASN) provided transportation, meal stipends, accommodations, child care assistance, and compassionate care to people seeking abortion services in Houston. Currently, CASM is working with its legal team to determine ways to continue its operations while remaining legally compliant.
5. The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
RAICES aims to “defend the rights of immigrants and refugees, empower individuals, families, and communities, and advocate for liberty and justice.” RAICES has spoken out against Texas’ ban on abortion care and continues to advocate against restrictions that could put immigrant lives in danger, supporting reproductive justice for Texans.
6. We Testify
We Testify is an organization dedicated to providing leadership and representation of people who have abortions, broadening the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere, and shifting the way the media understands the context and complexity of accessing abortion care. We Testify invests in abortion storytellers to elevate their voices and expertise, particularly those of color, those from rural and conservative communities, those who are queer-identified, those with varying abilities and citizenship statuses, and those who needed support when navigating barriers like state-wide restrictions while accessing abortion care.
7. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
PPFA’s purpose is “to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures.” Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the United States as well as a strong partner to health and human rights organizations around the world. Each year, Planned Parenthood delivers vital sexual and reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people.
NARAL’s 2.5 million members fight for reproductive freedom for people across the nation. Members organize to protect these freedoms by “fighting for access to abortion care, birth control, paid parental leave, and protections from pregnancy discrimination.” This organization leverages member-driven campaigns to inspire political and cultural change.
Join us in supporting these organizations leading advocacy movements for reproductive justice in Texas to help make this essential care a reality for millions.