Access to Justice Series: Lauren CormanStaff
By Lauren Corman of The Corman Law Offices
To me, access to justice is not some undefined and broad concept. It is something that continues to be relevant in our community, especially right now. Last month saw the Supreme Court of the United States overturn Roe v. Wade and almost fifty years of precedent with their decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. This has left many in the community feeling disempowered and like we could do little to make a difference. However, after seeing other peoples’ reactions to this decision, I realized that there is a lot that we can do as women, as Americans, and as supporters of human rights. Below is a list of actions that you could take to empower yourselves and provide access to justice to those in our communities who need it now and in the future.
Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Access Reproductive Justice: https://accessrj.org/
Abortion Care Network: https://abortioncarenetwork.org/
Indigenous Women Rising: https://www.iwrising.org/
Join a rally.
Volunteer in-person or remotely to protect abortion access
3. Spread Information.
Abortion Finders: abortionfinder.org and ineedana.com
Accessing Financial Assistance: abortionfunds.org/need-abortion
Free Legal Advice: reprolegalhelpline.org or (844) 868-2812
Accessing Medication Abortions Every State: plancpills.org
Free Medical Advice: call or text the Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline at (833) 246-2632
4. Contact/Run for Government.
Contact your local congressman/senator.
Run for local office:
-Emily’s List: https://www.emilyslist.org/
-Run for Something: https://runforsomething.net/