Last night–yes, last night–I escorted as shift supervisor at the Falls Church Healthcare Center during 40 Days for Life. It was my first time as supervisor and first time escorting during 40 Days.
It’s live! I’m so excited to launch the brand-new DAPSN website! DAPSN (DMV Abortion Practical Support Network) provides rides, housing, and companionship/escorts for patients seeking abortion care in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Before today, we had no digital presence whatsoever, so I’m thrilled that we have a place to send volunteers, future volunteers, and patients.
How do I even begin to capture the enormous legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? The past few days have been unyielding. In the midst of the whirlwind, I found time to put my grief into words for Alma about how much RBG meant to me as a queer, Jewish activist fighting for abortion access.
This piece is about focusing on the importance of abortion access over solely looking at legality of abortion and being “pro-choice.” It’s not a choice if you can’t access it. During a pandemic, this tension is clearer than ever.
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Zach Vallese about the state of abortion access during COVID-19. We talked self-managed abortion, SCOTUS, and ways folks can get involved. Give it a read! “With the anticipated increased traffic to the district, Black says it’s even more important now to look to alternative ways to perform […]
A few weeks ago, I was approached by the incredible Tampa Bay Abortion Fund about working with them on a profile. Today, it went like on the Women’s Voices Media site! Check it out below. The TBAF might be the coolest Fund in the country–I’ve never seen an org do so much incredible work in addition to the badass work of funding abortion.
On the first day of Passover, I drove a patient home from an abortion clinic amid a crowd of protestors. It’s almost too ironic to write. But that’s never stopped me before! So check out my first piece for The Forward, a Jewish magazine.
The coronavirus, and the actions required to protect against it, will likely erode access to abortion care—even in a place like Washington, D.C., a hub with few restrictions, an abortion support infrastructure, and providers across the region.
Often, lost in the noise of the political struggle to keep abortion safe and legal are the patients themselves who have to navigate complicated TRAP laws, legalese, and financial barriers to receiving care but who are human beings and moral agents like the rest of us, and who deserve a friendly face and sympathetic ear during their medical procedure.
Today, I had the immense privilege to testify to the The Council of the District of Columbia about B23-434 – Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2019. This is my first time testifying and I am deeply grateful for NARAL Pro-Choice America for allowing me to testify and speak my truth as a young, Queer, Jewish woman living […]