Five Easy Ways to Get Involved in the Fight for Abortion Access Right Now
The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was a great relief to people concerned about reproductive justice issues after four years of the disastrous Trump administration. But for many state legislatures, the 2020 election delivered a red wave that has so far delivered on its promises to attack abortion rights from every angle, including constitutional amendments, legal challenges and extreme and unscientific legislation aimed at making access nearly impossible.
In Kansas and Oklahoma, states where Trust Women provides abortion care, the state legislatures have made it a priority to go after abortion access from day one. The Kansas legislature passed a ballot measure intent on removing the right to abortion from the state constitution; it will be voted on in the August 2022 primary elections. In Oklahoma, nearly two dozen anti-choice bills were introduced—many are moving through the legislature at this time.
Across the country, there is an urgent need for people passionate about reproductive freedom to take action, but you may not know where to begin. Here are five simple ways you can get involved and start making a difference right now.
Volunteer for Your Local Clinic
Every local clinic has different needs, but one thing is true across the board: there is always plenty of work to go around. Whether it’s administrative help, patient liaisons or escorts, volunteering can be a great way to get to know your community in a new and fulfilling way. (During the COVID-19 pandemic, many clinics may be limiting in-person volunteering, so make sure to reach out by phone or email before you show up.)
Trust Women operates clinics in Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that offer comprehensive and compassionate reproductive health care. It’s easy to get involved—whether at the clinic or supporting our political work through canvassing, phone banking or get out the vote drives—just visit our volunteer page to discover all the different ways you can join the Trust Women community.
Our volunteer extraordinaire Deb Leep talks about the benefits of volunteering in this short video: