On Wednesday, May 15, Alabama's governor Kay Ivey signed a measure to outlaw all abortions at any stage of pregnancy, with the exception of instances in which there's a significant risk to the life of the mother. It also institutes criminal penalties against doctors who participate in abortions.
The measure, which is the most restrictive abortion bill in the country and is designed to challenge Roe v. Wade, is the latest in a long series of legislative attempts toward curbing abortion rights in America, across many states.
If, like some members of our team, you're interested in finding ways to help, here's a list of food community members and businesses who've organized events or initiatives to raise funds for organizations fighting these bans (we'll continue to update this as we learn more):
On Sunday, May 19, Café Altro Paradiso in SoHo, NYC (234 Spring Street) is holding a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.
On Tuesday, May 21, Tailfeather in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (581 Myrtle Avenue) is hosting a Pro Choice America fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Proceeds go to NARAL.
On Wednesday, May 22, Butter & Scotch in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (818 Franklin Avenue) is hosting "Drunk Dial Congress: My Body My Choice!" at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to the Yellowhammer Fund.
On Sunday, May 26, Archestratus Books & Food in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (160 Huron Street) is hosting a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds go to the Yellowhammer Fund.
Wine bar Rebel Rebel in Somerville, MA (1 Bow Market Way), is donating 100% of proceeds on sales of rosé to Yellowhammer Fund through Tuesday, May 21.
- Planned Parenthood fights to ensure safe and legal abortion care nationwide.
- The Yellowhammer Fund provides funding for those seeking care at Alabama's existing three abortion clinics.
The ACLU is suing to block abortion bans.
The Cut's guide to fighting abortion bans contains a comprehensive list of grassroots organizations providing aid in these states.