Let’s face it, 2016 sucked. Despite the chaos, it is necessary to remember the good things that happened – to keep us grounded and to keep us motivated about going forward in 2017.
Our victory at the Supreme Court!
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was the biggest abortion rights case in our generation. This small, independent, woman-owned, woman-led organization took the bullies all the way to the nation’s highest court, and WON!
We helped #ScrapTRAP in Virginia!
After our SCOTUS victory, The Virginia Board of Health said so-long to similar anti-abortion restrictions.
8 states used our SCOTUS win to reverse anti-abortion restrictions!
Virginia wasn’t the only state to do away with sham, anti-abortion restrictions! Other states, take note – the burden is UNDUE.
Our hard working staff getting to celebrate our #SCOTUS win!
Our staff in Texas has dealt with many ups and downs during the 3-year journey to the Supreme Court. We were able to celebrate with our staff and community members in our McAllen, San Antonio, and Fort Worth clinics.
Texas Truth Tour
We were able to go to communities all across Texas that would have been negatively impacted by HB2 and listen to community leaders speak truth to what was at stake in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
Abortion Story Telling
Wether it was 100 lawyers sharing their abortion stories in an amicus brief, or people sharing their story online with the #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag, we absolutely loved the brave and stigma-busting act of sharing these stories loud and unapologetically.
Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and other funny figures exposing anti-abortion nonsense.
It is hard to keep up with anti-abortion rules and legislation. It seems like every day there is something new and horrible that our opposition is throwing at us. We’re thankful to comedians like Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Trevor Noah and Seth Myers who made this information accessible to their audiences and making us laugh along the way.
NNAF Rebrand: Fund Abortion, Build Power
National Network of Abortion Funds had a rebrand and we are excited to see what great things they will accomplish in 2017! Their intersectional vision and their amazing leadership that centers marginalized identities is making the Reproductive Justice movement stronger.
TRAPPED the documentary.
TRAPPED, the award-winning documentary by Dawn Porter was able to tell the stories of 3 independent abortion providers (including Whole Woman’s Health) dealing with anti-abortion restrictions in the south. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is now available on Netflix!
Fighting back for our patients.
Texas sneakily introduced a new anti-abortion rule just four days after our Supreme Court victory. We aren’t having it. Our Supreme Court victory gives a strong ground to stand on that we didn’t have before and we are taking the bullies back to court.
We will keep fighting for our patients’ respect and dignity.