Fifty years ago today the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade, recognizing the federal right to abortion. And now, fifty years later, we live in a country where that precedent has been cruelly overturned, forcing thousands of pregnant people to jump through myriad hoops just to access this fundamental health care.
At The Brigid Alliance, we’ve been helping people travel to access abortion care since before Roe v. Wade was overturned – because the truth is that the protections Roe afforded were never enough to ensure equitable access to care for everyone. That’s not to cast shade on the many folks who worked so hard for those protections; they were critical, but they also left huge gaps. For so many Americans – including people facing systemic barriers to basic health care, such as people with low incomes; people with disabilities; Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color – the right to abortion has long been an aspiration and not a reality.
We wish that today we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a happier outlook – but instead, our team is doing what we do best: Helping people travel to their care, arranging their flights or buses, coordinating their hotel reservations, and checking in on all of the logistical steps they need to restore their freedom to choose.
Can you help us keep it up? Let’s turn this somber anniversary into a day of action and solidarity – your donation of $50 to recognize 50 years since Roe v. Wade will help keep abortion burden-free and borderless.
Given that 75 percent of abortion seekers have lower incomes, supporting people with travel expenses related to abortion care is not a peripheral issue…it is central to making abortion accessible. And that’s where The Brigid Alliance – and your generosity and engagement – come in.
We can’t afford to despair – we must continue to push forward, and that includes remembering that laws are only one part of the fabric of abortion access. Click here to join us with a $50 gift recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Roe ruling – and making a tangible impact today.