Abortion and practical support funds like Fund Texas Choice must be – and have always needed to be – a part of the conversation about reproductive autonomy and justice. Reproductive advocacy should not only be dominated by legacy organizations, whose main goal has been to protect Roe.
Protecting Roe was always important, but as we know, anti-abortion laws are being passed at the state and local level. This is how Texas, and many other states, ended up in a post-Roe environment. And this is why our perspectives, honed from working directly with those most hurt by these laws, are critical.
The days of blandly advocating for “choice” are over. The racial, economic, and gender inequities exacerbated and encouraged by the Texas abortion ban are real-world issues that we can no longer afford to avoid.