Expanding Abortion Access | Post Roe v. Wade

In January, we celebrate 51 years of Roe v Wade, a landmark case that secured federal protections for abortion in the US and symbolized access to abortion for nearly 5 decades. However, in June of 2022, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to this legacy in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, reversal Roe v. Wade. The removal of federal abortion protections has led to an onslaught of restrictive state laws, which effectively prohibit, or significantly impede, access to abortion. Anti-abortion extremists have relentlessly worked to limit access to abortion, resulting in 14 states enacting near-total abortion bans, affecting more than 20 million people. The consequences of Dobbs against Jackson The decision is profound and will continue for many years.

The notion that “Roe is the floor, not the ceiling” urges us to imagine a future where reproductive freedom and universal abortion prevail. Even during the existence of Roe v. Wade, many barriers hinder the accessibility of abortion care – restrictive state laws, geographic barriers, criminalization of abortion seekers, financial burdens, and stigmatization. These barriers disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous, People of Color, individuals with disabilities, low-income individuals, LGBTQ+ individuals, and undocumented individuals.

Abortion seekers deserve more, and our communities deserve more than what Roe v. Wade provided. carafem is committed to delivering beyond expectations. We are committed to offering compassionate, high-quality, expert, and accessible abortion and reproductive health care for all.

In the face of Roe v. Wade In turn, Carafem reaffirms our commitment to providing compassionate, high-quality abortion care. We are expanding and changing our care. As hope for the future of abortion freedom, here are 51 ways carafem is innovating and expanding reproductive health care and abortion access:

Innovative services

  1. Providing Human Abortion Care in Georgia at our Atlanta health center with a 6-week ban
  2. Providing In Person care in Illinois at our Chicago area health center and DC metro area health center for 13 weeks
  3. Providing video appointments for telehealth abortion care
  4. Providing Immediate Evaluation of Abortion Care
  5. Single Provision of Misoprostol

Continued Geographic Expansion

  1. Colorado
  2. Connecticut
  3. Delaware
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Illinois
  6. Iowa
  7. Georgia
  8. Maine
  9. Maryland
  10. Massachusetts
  11. Minnesota
  12. Nevada
  13. New Jersey
  14. New Mexico
  15. Rhode Island
  16. Vermont
  17. Virginia

Creative Marketing and Technology

  1. Cara, our virtual abortion companion
  2. Unapologetically normalizing abortion care through marketing and communication
  3. Bold and positive social media presence — Tiktok, X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn
  4. Our Pro-Abortion Merchandise Store

Partnerships and Participation in Groundbreaking Research

  1. Evaluation of a direct-to-patient telemedicine abortion service in the United States
  2. Expansion of a direct telemedicine abortion service in the United States and experience during the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Clinical and service delivery implications of preabortion ultrasound removal medication provided via direct-to-patient telemedicine and mail in the US
  4. Exploring potential interest in missed period pills in two US states
  5. Medication Abortion with Misoprostol-Only: A Sample Protocol
  6. Abortion medication on TikTok: misinformation or reliable source?
  7. Clinical outcomes of misoprostol-only medication abortion: a retrospective chart review in a United States abortion provider organization
  8. Acceptance of two trial-free telehealth Medication Abortion regimens among US patients

Prioritizing Financial Aid Partnerships

  1. National Abortion Federation
  2. Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project
  3. Access Reproductive Care – Southeast
  4. Yellowhammer Fund
  5. The REACH Fund
  6. Tampa Bay Abortion Fund
  7. Chicago Abortion Fund
  8. Iowa Abortion Access Fund
  9. Kentucky Health Justice Network
  10. A Fund Inc (Kentucky Abortion Fund)
  11. Baltimore Abortion Fund
  12. DC Abortion Fund
  13. New Jersey Abortion Access Fund
  14. New River Abortion Access Fund
  15. Blue Ridge Abortion Fund
  16. Holler Health Justice
  17. Working to Accept both Private and Public Insurance, including Medicaid

If you are passionate about joining us in this cause and more, we welcome your support, Explore opportunities to get involved or consider making a donation to carafem. . Find ways to get involved here or donate here.

As always, if you or someone you know needs sexual or reproductive health care, call us at 1-855-SAY-CARA or access care online at carafem.org.

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