In order to be free, women need to have control over our reproductive health. We need to have access to birth control, regular wellness checkups, and safe and affordable abortions. In the last few months, America has taken a significant step backward on each of these goals. With Mike Pence in the White House and Jeff Sessions in the Justice Department, we are in for a rough road ahead for reproductive rights.
Lady Parts Justice League is an organization that started working to support independent clinics (unaffiliated with Planned Parenthood, and do not benefit from the fundraising that goes to PP) and raise awareness about restrictive statewide legislation when there was a sympathetic administration in the White House. Since its inception, LPJL was working on the state and local level, where the most oppressive laws and legal action were taking place. Now, at this time, with the vast majority of state houses under republican control, the entire federal government under republican control, and a Justice Department sure to use every resource to shutter access to abortion around the country, we have to support the unique mission of Lady Parts Justice League.
Please give. Even if it's only a little, your dollars will be felt in the places that need it most. The small, unaffiliated abortion clinics that serve the majority of American women.
Please take the time to read and learn about Lady Parts Justice. Watch the content, share it, help raise awareness and help build a tide of resistance that we need to endure this moment in American history. With your help, we can withstand, and come out of this dark time to and America that support women, especially poor women.
FROM LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE:
Y’all know that Lady Parts Justice League does NOT sit on the sidelines. And with things getting scarier for abortion providers every damn day, LPJL knew it was time to hit the road with some amazing comics and musicians to take our pro-aborsh preachin’ to the streets.
That’s why Lady Parts Justice League is launching THE VAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR and WE GOTTA HAVE YOUR SUPPORT! For eight straight weeks this summer, LPJL will travel to 15 states where there the attacks on accessible abortion by terrifying laws and terrifying politicians are a clear and present danger. There will be live LPJL shows, activist workshops, and a whole lot of lovin’ doled out on independent abortion clinics.
We know the power of comedy and music to rally the troops for action and we have enlisted some kickass talent to join LPJL including Lea DeLaria, Jackie Kashian, Alonzo Bodden, Jill Sobule and Maysoon Zayid! And we will also be introducing the audience to local super-heroes like clinic staff and clinic defenders who work hard to keep abortion accessible. They’ll give folks the lowdown on the biggest threats to repro rights in their community and how to protect and support the local clinics!
Here’s how we will be using your tax-deductible donation:
- Keep the LPJL crew out on the road mobilizing stronger activist bases.
- Cover supplies for clinic support like repair supplies for fence maintenance or purchasing bushes that protect the clinic’s privacy.
- Treat the clinic staff to a great meal and other treats that they so definitely deserve!
We know just how much our clinic support actions mean to abortion providers because they tell us! Derenda, ace-human and clinic defender in Jackson, Mississippi said this about our visit during an Operation Save America protest: “To have come so far, and spent your time, money and energy [to] walk into hell! You’ve given us something we will never forget… and we are going to hold onto you. And I am so grateful”. This is why #WESHOWUP.
So please, please kick a few bucks our way so we can do even more for these clinics and roll up to the places where LPJL rabble rousing is needed most. Maybe that’s your town!? Click here to find out where we will be and how you can join us!
Lady Parts Justice League is a project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)3 charity, and that means your donation is 100% tax-deductible!