Hi just wanted to share some information and resources in regards to the overturning of roe v wade. PLEASE do your own research as I’m just an individual and am finding these resources on my own as well via social media.
Delete your period tracking app! From what I heard FLO is historically bad at protecting your data. They released a statement saying they don’t sell your data, but delete anyways to be safe. I did today! You have to contact them saying to delete your account and data and they will follow up with an email saying it can take up 28 days to delete the data. I’ll be following up with that and you should too. If you need an alternative I’ve heard Stardust, a women owned company, is reliable and they’ve made a statement regarding data privacy. Another one is a European company called Clue.
Digital history and abortion, be careful. Use private servers like duck duck go if you’re looking up anything related to abortion, clinics etc. the account planc on Instagram has more information and tips. Also check out plancpills.org for more info on abortion pills.
Don’t donate to politicians !!!! They don’t give a fuck about you. Donate to abortion funds if you can. Check out abortionfunds.org
If you’re in a state with trigger laws check when they go into effect, some don’t start for another 30 days. Call your local clinic and let them help you form a plan they’ll be able to direct you to the nearest place and set up a plan.
This is what I’ve accumulated thus far. Please add any and all resources and information if you have.
If any of you need a place to stay because you have to travel to see a clinic, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Roe v. Wade is based on the Due Process Clause, 14th amendment, and right to privacy. In reference to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas has said "In future cases we should reconsider all of this court's substansive due process precedents." Here are some of those related cases - some of which Thomas explicitly mentioned.
Meyer v. Nebraska (1923): The teaching of languages other than English
Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925): Non-public schooling. It is cited as precedent in over 100 cases.
Gitlow v. New York (1925): Extends free speech & press protections
Skinner v. State of Oklahoma (1942): The forced sterilization of criminals
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) & Einsenstadt v. Baird (1972): Access to contraception.
Loving v. Virginia (1967): Interracial marriage
Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992): Expanded on abortion rights, related to undue burden standard.
Lawerence v. Texas (2003): Private, consensual sex (namely gay sex)
Obergefell v. Hodges (2015): Gay marriage
Ramos v. Louisiana (2020): Unanimous guilty verdicts at trials
I know this keeps getting said, but the overturning of Roe v. Wade is just the tip of the iceberg.
Something Good – Negro Kiss is a short film from 1898 of a couple kissing and holding hands. It is believed to depict the earliest on-screen kiss involving African Americans and is known for departing from the prevalent and purely stereotypical presentation of racist caricature in popular culture at the time it was made.
“There seemed to be something a lot more intimate and having more to do with self-presentation. And that’s unlike anything I had seen from that period when all moving picture images of African Americans were through a white lens and are distortions, misrepresentations, or pseudo anthropological. And this is none of that.”