It’s As Bad As You Thought 05.04.22 - The Daily Zeitgeist
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It’s As Bad As You Thought 05.04.22 – The Daily Zeitgeist

In episode 1240, Jack and Miles are joined by host of Secretly Incredibly Fascinating, Alex Schmidt to discuss… It’s As Bad As You Thought, Mutual Aid Resources and National organizations (if you’re not sure which state you want to donate in), Do Oscar Winners Really Live Longer Than Losers? And more!

Mutual Aid and National Organizations (if you’re not sure which state you want to donate in):

– Sister Song: SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997 by 16 organizations of women of color from four mini-communities (Native American, African American, Latina, and Asian American) who recognized that we have the right and responsibility to represent ourselves and our communities, and the equally compelling need to advance the perspectives and needs of women of color. This is great to donate to because many of the women affected by the abortion bans will be women of color, and this organization is led by women of color who aim to keep this reality centered in their work.

– Reproductive Health Access Project: This spring, the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is asking you to join us in developing clinician activists who will fight to ensure that comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care – including abortion – is available to everyone, no matter who or where you are.

– Several organizations offer medication abortions by mail for those who aren’t able to travel or take off work. Home abortions are very safe and also save people who need abortions the stigma of going to a clinic, facing protestors, etc. especially now that it is especially contentious after the recent news:

    1. Plan C
    2. Hey Jane
    3. Abortion on Demand

Local organizations:

  • This link has a list of funds in each of the 26 states that are most likely to enact a ban on abortions
  • Mutual aid funds in states where access to abortion is most at risk:

If you can’t donate right now:

  • Attend a protest. They are being organized at the Supreme Court, Foley Square in Manhattan, the Texas Capitol, U.S. Courthouse in LA, and many other towns and cities. Look up what is happening near you and show your support with your presence.
  • Learn more about the women who have had abortions through organizations like We Testify or Shout Your Abortion
  • Learn about crisis pregnancy centers, institutions that stigmatize and prevent safe abortion and are run by unlicensed medical practitioners, and the efforts to shut them down.

Mutual Aid Resources: 

    • DONATE: 
      • Crowd sourced google doc for abortion funds in every state (LINK)
      • AAF’s “Adopt-A-Clinic Program – Abortion Access Front works with clinics across the country to keep track of urgently needed items like underwear, snacks, and gift cards for patients traveling for care. (LINK)
      • Great Twitter thread also crowdsourcing abortion funds (LINK)
      • National Network of Abortion Funds – important to look locally and not donate to PP, a company that gets billions of dollars in funding and do not solely focus on abortions, whereas abortion funds often operate on shoestring budgets (LINK)
    • ACTION:
      • Volunteer with your region’s practical support collective – Practical support is the umbrella term for the non-medical side of getting a patient the care they need. While it varies widely by individual organization, most practical support collectives will drive patients to and from an abortion clinic. 
  • Buy Plan B Online – Do not hoard product available in your local area, if you have the ability to buy a few online for emergencies do that so those who are unable to get it otherwise can still go to the local drugstore. If your local drug store does not carry Plan B call and request it as a product they carry in store. 
  • Call your representatives
        • Call your member of Congress and demand they pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)
        • Call your state legislator and demand they protect abortion at any time, for any reason in your state
      • NATIONWIDE: Tuesday, May 3rd – folks are mobilizing across the country, they’re rallying in town squares, in front of federal courthouses, and the Supreme Court steps in DC to declare #BansOffOurBodies, #AbortionIsEssential, and abortion is health care.
      • WASHINGTON DC: On Tuesday, May 3 in D.C., folks will be occupying the steps outside of SCOTUS from 8 AM to 8 PM
      • NEW YORK CITY: Here is a media advisory (with social assets) about an action taking place today
      • ASHEVILLE NC: Pritchard Park, 6:30pm 
      • RALEIGH NC: 1377 S Wilmington St Hargett and Wilmington St corners, 3-6pm 
  • IF YOU NEED HELP:
    • Vet out your abortion clinic – there are resources on the Abortion Access Front’s website for those who need help getting an abortion and figuriong out how to vet if your clinic is a real clinic. There are many clinics in the South that front as planned parenthood types but will arrest you for seeking out help or force you to keep the pregnancy/won’t give you proper care until it’s too late to terminate. 
    • Head to abortionpillinfo.org
    • Plan C is also an incredible resource
    • If/When/How Repro Legal Helpline
    • Abortion On Our Own Terms
  1. It’s As Bad As You Thought
  2. Do Oscar Winners Really Live Longer Than Losers?
  3. OSCAR WINNERS CURSED WITH ADDITIONAL LIFE
  4. VITAL SIGNS: LONGEVITY; When Oscar Losers Become Winners

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