What did you do on the evening of February 11, 2023? We ask mainly because we are itching to tell you what we did that night, which was host the Reproductive Justice Salon! Our goal in hosting this event was three-fold: 1) raise money to donate to abortion funds across the country 2) speak out about pressing issues regarding abortion and reproductive justice and 3) create a space of community for activists and supporters of reproductive rights for people of all genders, everywhere.
It was inspiring and heartening to see local community members—from sex educators to zine makers to activists and a poet—share their unique insights on a wide array of reproductive justice topics. The presentations covered topics including protecting your privacy when seeking an abortion, organizing for reproductive rights, reproductive justice and pleasure, fetal anomalies, hysterectomies, and redefining “comprehensive” sexual education with a focus on empowerment and social justice for K-12 sex education.
Thank you so much to all the speakers, attendants and local sponsors; none of this would have been possible without you! Taking into account ticket sales, raffles, and other donations, we were able to raise $1,381 dollars, all of which will be going directly to the five abortion funds listed below.
The raffle alone raised over $400 with items donated by All She Wrote bookstore, Aeronaut Brewing Company, Bicycle Belle, Ball Square Fine Wines, Taco Party, Modern Muse Boudoir, Good Vibrations, Hub Comics, Kink Academy, Rococo Florals, & Pleasure Pie!
We are still raising funds on GoFundMe in an attempt to double the event’s impact. If you weren’t able to make it to the event, but want to support abortion access, please consider making a donation of any amount!
Also, if you are able, please consider donating time or labor to the following abortion funds:
Access Reproductive Care (ARC) Southeast
501(c)(3) (EIN: 47-3813101)
Serves: Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee
Funds abortions specifically (and related services like travel, etc.)
Practical Support Volunteer (PSV) Network
Support groups and advocacy programing
Indigenous Women Rising
501(c)(3) (EIN: 85-3336543)
Serves: Only indigenous people in the U.S. & Canada
Multiple programs for donation, but has an option to direct donations specifically to the abortion fund
Other programs: midwifery fund, community engagement
The Chicago Abortion Fund
501(c)(3) (EIN: 36-3451293)
Serves: Nebraska, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, Kansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Minnesota
Provides direct funding (typically $100-300 per patient)
Research partnerships with external research organizations/institutions, original research projects, policy analyses, quality improvement projects
Northwest Abortion Access Fund
501(c)(3) (EIN: 72-1553703)
Serves: Anyone traveling in, to or from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska
Assists abortion seekers access state funds for abortion
Organizes volunteer-based support for transportation, home stays, etc.
Abortion help hotline
Carolina Abortion Fund
501(c)(3) (EIN: 45-3810502)
Serves: Anyone in or traveling to North or South Carolina
Direct funding for people seeking abortions
Additional programming: “TextAbby” abortion help for people under 18, “40 Days for CAF” anti-choice harassment response network
Would you be interested in collaborating with Pleasure Pie in the future about sex-positivity or reproductive justice? Send us an email!