Continuing To Fight For Reproductive Rights

For those that follow me on Instagram you may have seen my recent post on The Yellowhammer Fund. With the recent House Bill 314 signed by Governor Kay Ivey, women in Alabama would be banned from an abortion procedure including those who have been a victim of rape and incest. Doctors who disregard the ban, could face up to 99 years in prison. Aside from nationwide organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, you can donate to Alabama based reproductive rights groups who are helping women to receive abortions from the 3 remaining clinics, and if/when those dissipate to help patients with the costs it will take to get an abortion preformed out of the state of Alabama. It is despicable and outrages me to hear politicians such as Clayton Williams say “Rape is kinda like the weather. If it’s inevitable, relax and enjoy it” or even from females like Jodie Laubenberg “in the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits, where a woman can get cleaned out”. it’s that simple? Just get cleaned out and go on with your life? What about cleaning out the emotional damage that will haunt this rape victim? Bottom line, prohibition will not make the matter disappear. This will result in unsafe, unregulated, abortions which often lead to complications and death. If you agree with The Yellowhammer Fund’s mission that reproductive decisions should be made free from coercion, shame, or state interference donate and show your support for the women of Alabama.

Ashton Saldana