Just as Pride begins and New Yorkers are preparing for a weekend of celebration, a major setback to women's rights has occurred. On Friday, the Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade—the ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion—giving states the power set their own abortion laws. There will be about 26 states that outlaw or restrict abortion, meaning that women and those who are pregnant across the country will need to cross state lines in order to see reproductive healthcare.
In New York City, advocates, leaders, business owners and New Yorkers are responding with rallies, calls to action, donations and more.
Below are the following ways you can help and how New Yorkers are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to overrule Roe v. Wade:
Wednesday, July 13, 4pm
Tompkins Square Park
Restaurants and bars are beginning to promote specials with proceeds going toward women's rights organizations, including:
100% of sales on Monday, June 27, will go to Planned Parenthood
The cocktail of the day's proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood
These are organizations you can donate directly to:
- Sister Song
- Abortion Access Front
- National Network of Abortion Funds
- Keep Our Clinics
- Planned Parenthood
- The Yellowhammer Fund
- Indigenous Women Rising
- The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice
- The Afiya Center
- Haven Coalition
You can find more funds by state at donations4abortion.com.
Let us know if we're missing something—we will continue to update this as we get more information.
With the Pride March on Sunday, Kierra Johnson, the executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, issued a statement:
"Finally, we know this: bans on abortion are deeply racist and profoundly sexist—the harshest impacts always fall on Black and Brown women and pregnant people and our families and communities," she said. "This decision will impact these communities the most and it is these lives that will be forever harmed by the loss of these fundamental rights."
NYC Councilmember Gale Brewer said on Twitter that she is angry and shocked about the state of the country, "but we cannot relent, and must continue the fight. We must remember those brave Americans who came before us, who fought valiantly to secure basic human rights for so many."
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a public education campaign for anyone who may need abortion care.
NEW: We're launching a multi-platform public education campaign for anyone who may need abortion care.— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) June 24, 2022
Everyone who passes through our subways, bus terminals, airports, & shopping centers will know that abortion remains safe, legal, & accessible in New York State. #NYWontGoBack pic.twitter.com/aY8a8InkSB