By now, you’ve likely heard the news: The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this morning, and millions of people lost the right to have an abortion.
We are heartbroken and angry – and we are ready for action.
Remember: abortion is still legal in Minnesota. But soon, we’ll be the only state in the upper Midwest with a legal right to abortion, and people from across the region – and country – will travel here to access the care they need.
Here’s what you need to know, and how you can be involved right now and as we mobilize in a post-Roe reality:
💸 Donate to our local abortion clinics, funds, and advocates to help meet the rising need for care, and support work to expand access to abortion.
💕 In moments like these, caring for ourselves and each other is crucial. Be in community tonight for the Vigil for Reproductive Freedom at 5:30 pm at the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis. Join UnRestrict Minnesota partners and friends for a gathering of reflection and support on this challenging day. Folks in the St. Cloud area can join the Benton/Stearns County Progressives for the Bans Off Our Bodies march at the Stearns County Courthouse at 5 pm. Get the details and invite your squad on Facebook.
📃 Sign up to learn more about what the decision means for the law during a live-streamed SCOTUS legal analysis chat Monday at 5:30 pm.
✅ Make your plan to vote. Our abortion rights in Minnesota aren’t set in stone. This election season, we’re fighting for a pro-choice majority in the state legislature. Check out the pro-choice candidates endorsed by TakeAction’s member-led political committee and make your plan. Early voting in Minnesota’s primaries started today and runs through August 8. Everything you need to know is in our Busy Voter’s Guide.
Abortion care is vital health care and must be available to everyone who needs it – no matter their gender identity, where they live, how much money they make, or whether they’re Black, brown or white.
Our solidarity in this moment is critical to protecting reproductive freedom – and we’re clear that this SCOTUS decision is about so much more than abortion access. Overturning Roe threatens the precedent that protects our constitutional human rights, from marriage equality and interracial marriage to trans rights and access to birth control. The implications of this ruling are far-reaching, and we all have a stake in what happens next.
We’re going to keep fighting for health care access, our reproductive freedom, and for our civil and human rights – in Minnesota, and across the country. We’re grateful to have you with us.