Wednesday marked the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision protecting a person’s right to an abortion. And while that right continues to be battled and debated in courts, around the dinner table, media and street protests, the discussion often centers around pregnant people’s rights to privacy and bodily autonomy. But two organizations are collaborating to shift the narrative away from controversy.
Forward Together, a national organization that unites communities to win rights, recognition and resources for all families, and the National Network of Abortion Funds, which operates a network of 76 funds that support people wanting or needing abortion, are working together to highlight the power that can be built when people feel loved and supported in talking about and seeking abortions. Last week, they launched an artivism campaign sharing a powerful message popularized message by activist Renee Bracey Sherman: “everyone loves someone who had an abortion.”