In the US, abortion is a safe and legal way to end a pregnancy. Abortion is a medical procedure which takes the form of either an in-clinic abortion or the abortion pill.
Access to a safe and legal abortion preserves an individual's autonomy and constitutional liberties. Barriers and restrictions to abortion interfere with a person's ability to make personal healthcare decisions based on medically accurate information, their support systems, spiritual beliefs, and other considerations. Roe v. Wade upheld an individual's right to make their own decision about abortion.
The health care decisions surrounding one’s pregnancy belong to them, not politicians. Abortion is a very common procedure in the United States. About three in ten women will have had an abortion by the time she reaches age 45. However, many states place barriers on access to a safe and legal abortion through TRAP laws, 72-hour waiting periods, and parental consent requirements. Our partner All* Above All is dedicated to removing obstacles like the Hyde Amendment, which is yet another barrier to safe and legal abortion access.
Equality for HER strives to uplift resources to those who want to learn more about abortion and reproductive health care.
- Planned Parenthood provides a comprehensive list of resources and options available to pregnant individuals.
- SisterSong is an Atlanta based reproductive justice organization committed to preserving the human right to have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments.
- NAF: National Abortion Federation: A professional association of abortion providers which includes individuals, private and nonprofit clinics, Planned Parenthood affiliates, women’s health centers, physicians’ offices, public hospitals, both public and private clinics in Mexico City, and private clinics in Colombia.
Faith often plays a significant role in an individual’s decision surrounding family planning. Faith based reproductive health advocates also provide information and resources for people of faith.
Blair Imani is a Black American Muslim activist living in Brooklyn, NY. Blair is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER.