This is how the ACLU is already fighting to protect abortion rights
The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Center for Reproductive Rights are teaming up to challenge laws threatening abortion rights in three states. Reproductive rights are under attack — which isn’t surprising news, considering that they’ve been under attack for a long time. But since the results of the presidential election were announced, reproductive rights activists have been working extra hard to protect these life-saving rights, including abortion rights. And now organizations are taking legal action to protect access to this health care.
The three organizations joined forces on Wednesday to protect abortion rights in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina.
From the success of their June Supreme Court win, the three organizations are looking to increase awareness across the country. Though in Texas the courts protected women’s rights to have access to an abortion center, the fight continues in other states where similar lawsuits have cropped up — and Texas now plans to implement laws forcing women to bury or cremate fetal remains.
The ACLU has released an official press release on the news, highlighting exactly what’s at stake and how you can get involved. But even with all of the increased actions by these important organizations, it’s vital that we do what we can as citizens to get involved — posting about this on social media, volunteering at clinics, attending protests, and donating to these organizations specifically can help make a difference.
Donate to Planned Parenthood here, the ACLU here, and Center for Reproductive Rights here.