Top 7 Things You Can Do this Roe Day for U.S. Abortion Rights
January 22 would have been Roe v. Wade’s 50th Anniversary. On this Roe Day, take action to help defend abortion rights.
January 22 would have been Roe v. Wade’s 50th Anniversary, a day to recognize abortion as essential health care and a human right.
But since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, we are marking more than six months without the constitutional right to abortion. While devastated by the decision’s impact, we remain more committed than ever to restoring the nationwide right to abortion and building a future of reproductive freedom and autonomy throughout the U.S.
Here are 7 things you can do today for U.S. abortion rights.
1. Donate to help those seeking abortion care.
Abortion funds directly support people seeking abortion care—including financial and practical support like transportation, lodging and language translation—and are a critical part of ensuring abortion access.
2. Donate to independent abortion clinics at Keep Our Clinics.
Small, community-based clinics provide the majority of abortion care in the U.S. and are more likely to be located in states hostile to abortion rights. When clinics close, entire communities lose access to abortion and other essential reproductive and sexual health services.
3. Speak up, protest, and activate your network.
Research local and state organizations and stay updated on what’s happening in your area. Find out about your local advocacy organizations and state coalitions supporting abortion rights and access. Sign up for their email updates and attend meetings and rallies.
Speak to your friends, family, business colleagues, professional associates, community leaders—and anyone else you can think of—and tell them why the right to abortion is so essential to a person’s life and future. Activate your networks by creating your own message or sharing posts from our social media toolkit, #AbortionIsEssential.
4. Learn more about abortion laws in your state.
Click through the Center’s “After Roe Fell: Abortion Laws by State” interactive map to learn about the laws in your state and all other U.S. states—including which states have already made abortion illegal.
5. Find out where all your lawmakers stand on abortion rights.
Do you know where your state, local and federal elected officials stand on abortion rights? Call or email them to find out—and urge them to act now to protect abortion rights and access in law.
6. Tell your Members of Congress to support the Women’s Health Protection Act.
The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) would protect the right to access abortion in every state, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe.
7. Support federal legislation like the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Act.
EACH is a federal bill that eliminates federal coverage restrictions on abortion care, including the Hyde Amendment’s ban on coverage for Medicaid enrollees.
The Supreme Court’s ruling has resulted in the delay or denial of health care to thousands of people across the country, and it has caused devastating harm and utter chaos.
We must continue to act—today and every day—to work toward a future when every person, in every state, has the right to access abortion.