In response to SB8’s wild disregard for human life, bodily autonomy, and the health and safety of Texas residents, we have set our sights on nonprofits that directly confront and fight for reproductive justice. Abortion care is reproductive healthcare, it is family healthcare, it is mental healthcare, and it is a human right that should be safe and accessible to all no matter race, class, wealth, sexuality, or gender. Through the end of October, we will be passing along 50% of the proceeds from our sales to In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, The Afiya Center, and The Lilith Fund.
National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is Black- and women-led reproductive justice organization that centers Black women in spaces that most impact them. They have partnered with eight other nonprofits of similar goals to “educate and mobilize Black women, femmes, and girls on issues such as abortion access, contraceptive equity, and comprehensive sexual education.” Beyond reproductive rights, their advocacy and policy work includes LGBTQIA+ liberation, immigration, housing, disability, food research, and more, and all through the lens of intersectionality and community on a local, state, and national level.
The Afiya Center
Created as a response to high HIV numbers in Black womxn and girls in Texas, The Afiya Center now stands as the only Reproductive Justice organization founded and directed by Black womxn in North Texas. The first to establish the Texas Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Policy Summit in 2016, TAC is leading the way in changing the narrative about Black women and their fight for reproductive rights, amplifying the voices of actual people over those of political soundbites and misogynoir propaganda. In addition, they also run S.Y.S. (Support Your Sistah), a program that provides everything from childcare assistance to abortion and birthing doulas, and S.M.A.R.T. (Sistas Mobilizing for Abortion Access & Reproductive Rights in Texas), a project that “combats the stigmatization and fear tactics currently targeting Black women who seek abortion care.”
The Lilith Fund
The Lilith Fund prides itself on being the oldest abortion fund in Texas, and no doubt you’ve seen it trending recently. Providing direct emotional and financial assistance for abortion care, they include anti-racist ideals through their work, maintain gender-inclusivity, and an intersectional outlook. The inclusion of trans and disabled people in reproductive justice and abortion access is a must if we are to achieve equity for all and we’re proud to support an organization that feels the same.