In the hours after the draft was published, many individuals and publications shared links to donate to abortion funds. As described by the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), “[Abortion funds work] to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access. Some of them work with clinics to help pay for your abortion. Some of them offer support such as transportation, childcare, translation, doula services, and somewhere to stay if you have to travel to get your abortion.”

Others publicized organizations that provide access to medication abortion care, which now accounts for more than half of abortions in the United States.

  • Plan C is an education resource founded in 2016 to provide “research-based information” about “how people in the U.S. are accessing abortion pills and safely managing their own abortions.”
  • Abortion On Demand and Just the Pill are two examples of telemedicine services that mail abortion medication to patients to take at home.

Americans also took to the streets to voice their opposition to the possible overturning of Roe in cities across the country. In 2018, SSIR published a three-part series highlighting how philanthropy might support social movements and an “ecology of change.”

However, alicia sanchez gill, executive director of the Emergent Fund, cautioned funders rushing this week to take action. “What often happens is that funders without relationships to organizers end up doing more harm by funding larger, well-known organizations, bombarding organizers with requests for briefings and meetings, and overall acting in ways that derail movement strategy,” she wrote in a thread on Twitter.

Read the full article about responding to abortion at Stanford Social Innovation Review.