Break Out The Bubbly: Supreme Court Protects Abortion Pill… For Now!

by Abortion Access Front

Happy Friday Fellow Bustrix! If It’s Friday, it means it’s time for your weekly round-up of the Good, the Bad, and the WTF news about YOUR reproductive rights from your pals at Abortion Access Front. Let’s GOOOOOOOO! 

WHOA-TUS SCOTUS! 

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! Knocking our asses completely to the floor, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the abortion pill mifepristone! Our favorite Feminist Buzzkills Lizz Winstead and Moji Alawode-El have a very special podcast breaking down the whole damn thing with one of our favorite legal nerds, the Law Dork HIMSELF, CHRIS GEIDNER. You can stream it wherever you pod! 


SCOTUS Watch isn’t over though! We’re keeping our eyes peeled for the next huge abortion decision looking at whether ER doctors can perform abortions in states with total bans. Yikes. This is what it has come to. 

You probably need a break after reading that, but don’t take a nap yet. There are some other big stories from the week that you need to know.

MORE GOOD: AMARILLO, TX IS SHUTTING ANTI-ABORTION NONSENSE DOWN

The Amarillo City Council voted against becoming a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn.” This would have forbidden the use of the city’s roads and highways to seek an abortion out of state. To be fair, it’s a low bar, but we’ll take the win. 

THE BAD: TENNESSEE WANTS KIDS HAVING KIDS

Once you’ve eliminated all legal abortion access in your state, what’s next? Criminalizing anyone who helps a minor access abortion care EVEN IF IT’S IN ANOTHER STATE! Guaranteed everyone who voted for this was the narc that called the cops on your party in high school. Bet.

THE WHAT THE FUCK

Contraception Last Week, IVF This Week. The Only Thing This Senate Won’t Block Access To Is Guns. Yep, If you thought you had a crumb or two left of guaranteed reproductive freedom, think again. The Senate voted this week that you don’t have a guaranteed right to access fertility treatments. The shits just keep on coming. Next up, you will need two politicians and a lawyer to oversee your Diva Cup insertion. Are we joking? Unclear. 

Now, we can’t give you all that bad news without some actions you can take to make change. I mean, we’re not monsters, so here ya go.

WAYS YOU CAN FIGHT BACK! 

AAF is trying to center all of the cool shit YOU can do to get involved in the fight because we believe in you! Take some time, look through our Activist Calendar below, and then let us know how you’re stepping up. We love to hear it!

ACTIVIST CALENDAR 

HIGHLIGHTS! 

SOMETHING TO DO RIGHT NOW: 

Sign Our Petition To Repeal The Comstock Act

Join Abortion Access Front and our partners in calling on our elected officials to REPEAL THE COMSTOCK ACT, and guarantee that it can never be used to ban abortion nationwide! Click below, and help us put Comstock in the ground for good!

SIGN THE PETITION

AMAZING DISCUSSION WITH LAWYERS FROM  SCOTUS AND STATEWIDE  CASES

Angry And Informed, That’s The Whole Vibe

We know how hard it is to keep up with all of the abortion news, which is why we’re glad our friends at the Center for Reproductive Rights are hosting a virtual discussion about SCOTUS decisions, state developments, and ways to plug in on Thursday, June 20th from 1 pm to 2 pm ET – registration link here!

LOCAL ACTIVISM SPOTLIGHT: MURFREESBORO TENNESSEE: 

Talk To The Hand Because The Abortion Pills Are Still Dissolving Under My Tongue

ATTENTION NASHVILLE METRO! Our pals at RuCo Action are holding space to equip you on how to talk about and advocate for abortion during their How to Talk About Abortion event on Sunday, June 23rd from 2 pm to 4:30 pm CT – registration link here!

WANT MORE AAF! You Got it! 

  • Follow us errywhere you social @abortionfront
  • Pod with us! Subscribe to our hilarious weekly abortion podcast Feminist Buzzkills Drops Fridays wherever you pod.
  • Video Hilarity! Laugh ‘til ya pee watching our bounty of comedy videos.  

See Ya Next Week!

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