Jun 29, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade is a violation of basic human rights, and we join millions of Americans to demand action ensuring that all people can, to the extent possible, choose the trajectories of their own lives.

For more than 100 years, MAMH has been at the forefront of protecting and advancing human rights. The right to be free from restraints and seclusion. The right to receive mental health care in community settings, not institutions. The right to receive mental health care on par with physical health care and without discrimination or stigma. The right to choose whether or not to take medications, especially those that pose health risks or limit the ability of an individual to participate fully in activities that give their life meaning and hope.

In short, we have advocated for the right to have autonomy over one’s own body and to choose how we hope our lives will unfold. And we’re not going to stop now. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade is a violation of these basic human rights, and we join millions of Americans to demand action ensuring that all people can, to the extent possible, choose the trajectories of their own lives.

When we work together, we have the power to create change. As we continue to secure these fundamental rights for all Americans, we encourage you to join us in doing something TODAY. Please check out the following organizations that are helping people access reproductive health care.

The Brigid Alliance: a referral-based service that provides travel, food, lodging, childcare and other logistical support for people seeking abortions

National Network of Abortion Funds: builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access

Tides for Reproductive Freedom: MA’s first abortion fund founded/led by Queer, Black, and Indigenous people dedicated to providing practical and financial support for people across race, gender, sexuality, spirituality, ethnicity, ability, and history seeking access to abortion services

Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund: volunteer run nonprofit organization that works to ensure that all people living in or traveling to eastern Massachusetts have access to abortion

Jane Fund of Central MA: dedicated to funding and supporting abortion access in Central Massachusetts and beyond

Abortion Rights Fund of Western MA: a community-based, all-volunteer organization dedicated to overcoming barriers to abortion access

A special thank you to Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa for compiling and sharing these resources!

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