The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project is a grassroots organization that assists low-income people who need abortion care; they help with the cost of the procedure, childcare during it, transportation to a clinic, and counseling. It’s vital work that literally saves lives, and last year they did it on a shoestring budget of just $50,000.
That’s not a lot of money. It wasn’t even enough to help everyone who came to them needing assistance, but they made it work as well as they could. This year, they’re more than $18,000 behind in their fundraising goals- and the costs are going up, thanks to new destructive regulations (TRAP) which have already started closing clinics.
Virginia is only going to be left with three or five clinics in the entire state; that means that people who use clinics- people who can’t afford to regularly see a general practitioner with admitting rights- are going to have to wait longer and travel further in order to receive care. This means that to help them, the RRFP is going to have to pay a babysitter two days, instead of one, pay for a hotel as well as transport.
All of this piles up, and if it piles up too much, we’re going to start seeing the kinds of grisly deaths that haven’t been witnessed since before Roe v. Wade; women dying of massive infections, of blood loss, of poisoning, in attempts to self-abort. Access restriction is as serious as an outright ban; having a choice about whether or not to remain pregnant is only theoretical if there is no practical means by which to execute it.
If this new reality is ominous to you, donate. It doesn’t need to be much; just as little challenges eventually stack up into big obstacles, small contributions can trickle together to make big changes. Give a few dollars- yes, even just one dollar, if that’s all you can spare- and pass it on.
Consider it an investment in the kind of world you want to see, in a year that’s less bleak and desperate.
PLEASE DONATE PLEASE CMON
So Moog made a new synth called the Sub Phatty. Then Flying Lotus used that to make a 90 second tune called “Such a Square”. Then Lilfuchs made an awesome animation for it. Too good not to share.
And here’s another FlyLo + Lilfuchs collaboration.