Take the pledge to become an abortion advocate.
BREAKING: The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. The right to have an abortion is no longer federally protected.
We will fight with everything we’ve got to build a country in which everyone who needs an abortion has access to the care they need.
Now more than ever, we need abortion advocates to join us in an effort to protect abortion access. Pledge to be an abortion advocate with USOW today, and to take your activism to the next level.
USOW is proud to be a part of the Liberate Abortion Coalition, a multitactical coalition of over 100 organizations who have come together to expand power, grow compassion, provide education, and build a groundswell of support for abortion access across the United States.
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade grants state governments power to pass restrictive abortion laws and ban abortion outright. This is dangerous for everyone. This year, over 561 abortion restrictions, including 165 abortion bans, have been introduced across 47 states. Find out the laws on abortion in your state here.
Nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by the age of 45. Attacks on reproductive justice are inextricably rooted in racism and misogyny. There is a long history of systems failing to protect reproductive freedom. There is also an important history of the ways that women, led by Black women, have built movements to liberate themselves and reclaim their bodily autonomy. Access to abortion for pregnant people is essential for true gender and racial justice.
Support abortion funds
Abortion funds help provide financial and logistical assistance to pregnant people who cannot affort the cost of an abortion, like transportation costs and other support services.
In your state
Keep Our Clinics
Abortion Liberation Fund
D.C. Abortion Fund
Keep Our Clinics
Silver State Hope Fund
New Jersey Abortion Access Fund
New York Abortion Access Fund
Carolina Abortion Fund
Women’s Health and Education Fund
Clinic Access Support Network
Fund Texas Choice
Texas Equal Access Fund
The Bridge Collective
Jane’s Due Process
Support Your Sistah at the Afiya Center
Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity
Avow Texas (Previously NARAL Pro-Choice Texas)
Buckle Bunnies Fund
Utah Abortion Fund
Support abortion clinics
Abortion clinics are community-based reproductive health clinics that provide essential, time-sensitive services to patients who need them the most. Donations to clinics cover tangible expenses like increased security costs, building repairs, PPE and hazard pay for staff, and sometimes legal fees.
- Keep Our Clinics: Support independent community providers who are responsible for the majority of abortion care in the US.
- Adopt-a-Clinic: Support abortion providers and patients directly by ordering needed items from their wish lists!
- M+A Hotline is a confidential and secure phone and text hotline for people in need of support for self-managed miscarriage or abortion.
- The Repro Legal Helpline is a free, confidential source for legal advice and information on self-managed abortion, like abortion pills.
- The Repro Legal Defense Fund provides financial assistance to people criminalized for self-managed abortion and pregnancy loss.
- Judicial Bypass Wiki is a website that provides legal support to young people who need an abortion without involving their parents.
- INeedAnA.com provides vetted, up-to-date, and personalized information on how to get an abortion (no search or user data saved).
- AbortionFinder.org features the most comprehensive directory of over 750 trusted (and verified) abortion service providers in the United States.
- Practical Support Organizations (PSO’s) help abortion seekers with travel and logistical support.
Many resources on this site are from our organizational partners. Learn more and follow the Liberate Abortion coalition.
USOW believes that everyone should have complete autonomy to decide what is best for their own body, livelihood, and future. Abortion is an essential part of reproductive justice which includes gender-affirming healthcare, contraception, assisted reproductive services, HIV care, pregnancy care, parenting resources, and more.
Here are some resources to learn more about Reproductive Justice.
Abortion Is Essential to Democracy – a collection of essays about the importance of abortion access for our democracy
Why Access to Birth Control Is No Substitute for Abortion Rights
Federation of America President on abortion laws
These People Are Telling Their Abortion Stories As The Supreme Court Prepares To Hear Its Biggest Reproductive Rights Case In Decades
What if Roe fell? This interactive tool assigns each state to one of four categories: Expanded access, Protected, Not Protected, and Hostile, if Roe v. Wade was weakened or overturned.
Your Mini Guide to Discussing Abortion Rights at the Dinner Table via the ACLU
An Overview of Consent to Reproductive Health Services by Young People via Guttmacher Institute
Plan C provides up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. are accessing abortion pills online.
Black Women and Reproductive Health: Fast Facts via BlackRJ
Contraceptive Equity for Black Women via BlackRJ
Roe v. Wade Is the Floor. Reproductive Justice Is the Mountaintop. via the NYTimes
Texas Woman Lizelle Herrera’s Arrest Foreshadows Post-Roe Future via Ms. Magazine
Reproductive Justice: An Introduction by Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Killing the Black Body by Dorothy E. Roberts
Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings
Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood by Michele Goodwin
Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice by Jael Silliman
When buying books, make sure to buy local and from women of color. Check out this resource with a list of diverse-owned bookstores.