As news of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade sweeps the nation and protesters fill the streets, Black women remind us that organizers have prepared for this moment and that resources do exist.  

LaKia Williams, a reproductive justice advocate and host of the Black Feminist Rants podcast, encouraged folks who may be feeling fearful about no longer having access to abortion care.

“For the people who aren’t in ‘repro’ and who are really scared and concerned about this decision, you have a right to be, and you should be, but I also want to just honor that people in the repro space have been organizing around this issue and have been preparing for this for so long,” she said on Tik Tok. 

As a digital organizer for SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a national organization supporting the reproductive needs of marginalized women, she insisted organizers made provisions for this very moment. 

“We have systems and networks in place to support people…I’m talking about abortion funds. I’m talking about aid access who will ship you abortion pills. That’s what I’m talking about. I’m talking about abortion doulas. I’m talking about reproductive justice orgs. There are people out there who have been preparing for this and knew that the government was going to try to strip away our rights,” she said. 

“We’ve seen time and time again that abortion bans and restrictions harm Black communities…”

NATIONAL NETWORK OF ABORTION FUNDS (NNAF)

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