My Birthday Fundraiser!

I’m trying to raise at least $860 for the Iowa Abortion Access Fund for my 43rd birthday, which is . . . TODAY! So far, folks have donated $425, so we’re halfway there. Please check out the link, donate and or share, and tell me how much you donated, so I can keep track of the totals! If you donate $43 or more, you’ll get a shout-out on Instagram!

Thank you all so much!

Today’s Read: “Why Abortion Doulas Matter”

“Why Abortion Doulas Matter, Even When We’re Just Showing Up” by Alice Markham-Cantor

I’m considering becoming an abortion doula. This is the first piece (and a powerful one at that) I’ve read that explains what it’s like. Weirdly, I forgot about the protestors. They’re the only factor that give me pause. But being there for a person who needs the procedure pulls at my soul, and I can tell this is something I need to do. It’s needed.

Today’s Read: Midwest Access Coalition

Along with the Iowa Abortion Access Fund (for which I am a sustaining donor), I just want y’all to know this exists.

I don’t really care what your views on abortion are. Abortions are health care. They are medically necessary. They aren’t going anywhere. If they become harder to obtain, we’ll find ways to make sure people get the care they need. That’s it. There’s no discussion about it.

And as the saying goes, if you don’t like abortion, don’t have one.