Phew, it’s overwhelming this resource guide even has to be created…but due to the need to disseminate accurate information about abortion, we feel this is necessary! Losing the right to have a safe abortion is a human rights issue, and everyone is impacted. The catalyst of Roe v. Wade was gaining safe, accessible options to abortion care. Yet, at the root of this conversation is the human right to privacy, which is promised by the fourteenth amendment! People with uteruses deserve privacy in their health matters from contraception to gender affirming healthcare, which Roe v. Wade protected. The fall of Roe v. Wade impacts any one seeking an abortion to obtain one safely, but also disintegrates the accessibility to many other healthcare opportunities currently available to women, trans, and non-binary people. It is necessary to armor yourself with facts and be ready to combat pro-life propoganda. We hope this LIMITED amount of resources will help with the tough, but needed conversations. Please, register to vote! Your voice MUST be heard in local and national elections!
Roe v. Wade
What does Roe v. Wade mean for me and the state I live in? What about my bestie in Utah or my sister in Florida? Here is a map that shows what will happen to abortion access across the United States if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Also, The Center for Reproductive Rights is an incredible resource that teaches and highlights information and resources about why abortion is essential.
Here she is! The official jargon filled Roe v. Wade syllabus that documents what exactly is and isn’t promised under the ruling of Roe v. Wade from the 1970s. But also, maybe this document is too much or too long for your busy schedule? Check out this corresponding breakdown of the legality of Roe v. Wade.
Curious about the right to privacy? Follow the link to this Teen Vogue article to read about how the overturning of Roe v. Wade will impact more than just access to abortion care.
Here is your opportunity to read and experience more than what can be exemplified in these documents above. Below is a smattering of books, movies, and podcasts that dive into the background and future of abortion access.
Jane Against the World: Roe V. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights by Karen Blumenthal
Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion by Katie Watson
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion by Annie Finch
Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom by Julie F. Kay and Kathryn Kolbert
The Abortion Divide
Anti-Abortion Crusares: Inside the African-American Abortion Battle
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Newest season of Better Things
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW! It is beyond necessary to protect the abortion and health services we do have available to us. Call your politicians and tell them how this overruling directly impacts women, trans people, and children! You can always access more info and find ways to donate to the continuation of safe abortion practices at Planned Parenthood and the National Network of Abortion Funds. Also, our Reproductive Rights Tees are still available to order on our site! We will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this shirt to the Carolina Abortion Fund.
Let’s talk about puberty!
Maybe you’re discouraged by what this attack on uterine clad bodies will mean for the young people in your life. This anxiety is completely warranted. Let’s combat our fears and worries by educating the young people in our lives about their bodies. It’s important that children are taught puberty in a holistic light. One experience does not fit all, and each conversation should be individually authentic to each child. Below are some useful tips and resources that may help us all have those necessary conversations with the young ones in our lives. If lawmakers aren’t going to save us, it’s imperative we educate the ones we love to protect themselves. Because my body, my choice, full stop.
Again, let’s lean on Planned Parenthood to discuss bodily autonomy and health concerns. Here is an incredible toolbox that separates the conversation of puberty by age group. It includes so many examples and tips to remember when talking about body autonomy, privacy, and sexuality!
The Puberty Podcast is a bountiful resource to discussing EVERYTHING with adolescent youth in your life! Seriously, Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennett have dissected, interpreted, and made research about growing up accessible to us all! Check out The Puberty Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.
Turning Red really changed many people’s opinions on media made for children about puberty. It’s an authentic, honest, and sometimes cringey introspective about growing up. You could easily gear the conversation of emotions and puberty towards any child and the songs are actually the best!
Maybe your baby or your friend’s kid wants to investigate puberty all on their own. Here is a short list of books that range in age and spectrum of conversations regarding puberty, sexuality, and gender identity. It’s never too early to talk about our bodies and the emotions that come with it.
Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up by Heather Corinna
Welcome to your Period! by Yumi Stynes
What's Going on Down There?: A Boy's Guide to Growing Up by Karen Gravelle
Puberty Is Gross, but Also Really Awesome by Gina Loveless
Lastly, our My Body, My Choice Tees for kids are now available to purchase. We will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the sales of this shirt to the Carolina Abortion Fund. We know resource guides and tee shirts won’t solve the problem, but standing up against what is inhumane through education and donations to the right causes is crucial to the justice we all deserve. Let’s support those who are in the trenches of this battle and uplift our voices for future generations!
Another big thank you to our friend, Keva Kreeger for putting this resource guide together for us!