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A Covert Network of Activists Is Preparing for the End of Roe

posted on April 5, 2022

For The Atlantic, Jessica Bruder reports that abortion rights activists are preparing for a world in which Roe v. Wade is overturned. She writes, “Below the grass roots is the underground: a small network of community providers who connect with abortion seekers by word of mouth. This network, too, is growing. Its ranks include midwives, herbalists, doulas, and educators. When necessary, they are often willing to work around the law.” Bruder outlines several strategies that activists are planning to employ, including abortion pills, mobile abortion clinics, and self-performed abortions. Ellie, an abortion activist, said, “Just knowing the people who came before you had other ways of managing these things, not necessarily through a doctor or condoned by a government—there’s something really powerful in that.”

Read at The Atlantic