This weekend, I wrapped up one of the best conferences I’ve attended. The 2021 Practical Support Summit was so impactful, and we covered topics from centering women of color, supporting frontline volunteers, the intersection of practical support and climate disaster, working with youth, and more.
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.
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.