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What Texas Tells Us About Our Health: The Reality of Abortion Access and Philanthropy's Duty Today

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
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When the Supreme Court let Texas's radical anti-abortion law stand, the movement was not surprised. In a healthy, safe and equitable world, all pregnant people have access to high-quality abortion care. But that has never been our reality, especially for queer, Black, immigrant and indigenous people and people of color.  
Join us for an emergency call from 3:00-4:00 pm ET this Tuesday, September 14 to hear from frontline leaders about what philanthropy can do today, from bold public stands to flexible funding for local, independent abortion clinics. Whether you support health access or democracy, racial justice or the arts, this moment demands action from all of us. 
Philanthropy has a crucial role to play, because this news did not happen overnight. Over a quarter of clinics have closed since 2015 alone. Far-right bans on access have flourished during the pandemic. And right now, only 20% of US foundations' reproductive rights funding goes to abortion rights and services, with less than 3% designated for local abortion funds. 
Local abortion fund and reproductive justice leaders -- BiPOC, undocumented and trans people in particular -- have named this truth for years, all while saving lives and providing necessary care for our communities. This work protects our health, our agency over our bodies, our collective safety amidst state violence, and so much more.  

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