PLEDGE HERE TO PROTECT BODILY AUTONOMY
Just in 2021, Arizona state lawmakers have put forth more than 150 abortion restrictions. (That's in addition to their terrifying voter suppression and anti-LGBTQ legislation.) Their priorities couldn't be more out of step with Arizonans, particularly the needs of Native American, Latinx, and Black families coping with the pandemic, childcare, immigration status, unemployment — you name it, these lawmakers DGAF about it!
Although the Had An Abortion? You Get the Death Penalty! bill that OSA ally Rep. Walt Blackman proposed didn't make it to the Governor's desk, the anti-abortion bill that Gov. Ducey DID end up signing into law this spring is jaw-dropping: SB 1457, which is set to go into effect in the fall, will CRIMINALIZE doctors who provide abortions due to fetal genetic conditions. The new law will also block any state funding for organizations that provide abortion care, outlaw mailing and delivery of medication abortion, and require fetal remains to be buried or cremated, among many more restrictions and barriers all set on banning abortion in any way possible. Read more about the law and the devastating impact of anti-abortion extremism in our op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star.
Together We Can Stop These Vaginal Crossing Guards:
1. SUPPORT THE ABORTION FUND OF ARIZONA
Already this year, the Abortion Fund of Arizona has had to pledge over $30,000 for more than 200 people — most of whom are already parents — in need of urgent support for abortion care. And nearly half had to travel to another city to even reach a clinic. New restrictions will mean even more support needed for travel costs, as many will have to leave the state to get care.
2. CALL ON AZ LEGISLATORS TO STOP VOTING WITH EXTREMISTS
Arizona Politicians should represent the values of the majority of Arizonans who believe abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
From community outreach and legislative advocacy to direct action, arts and culture, there's something for EVERYONE to contribute to this movement for abortion access and bodily autonomy. Join the fight!