The aim of this campaign is to raise money to support the Women in Alabama and Georgia during the upcoming criminalization of abortions in Alabama.
On May 15, 2019, Gov. Ivey signed House Bill 314 into law, which bans abortion from November 2019, except in the cases where the mother's life is threatened or the baby may not survive. The bill intentionally contradicts the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade that laws banning abortion before fetal viability are unconstitutional, and is expected to be challenged in court.
Alabama doctors who perform abortions could face up to 99 years in prison - the same as rapists and murderers.
Pop-culture depictions of abortion, from the 2014 romantic comedy Obvious Child to the 2019 anti-abortion biopic Unplanned, typically feature a single, childless woman undergoing the procedure. The decision is often framed as a choice between having an abortion or becoming a parent.
But in fact, the majority of people who have abortions are already parents. As of 2014, 59 percent of people who had abortions had already given birth to at least one child, according to Guttmacher.
And while abortion is often discussed in the context of teen pregnancy, the majority of abortion patients in 2014 — 60 percent — were in their 20s. Another 25 percent were in their 30s and fewer than 4 percent were under 18.
People who get abortions are disproportionately likely to have low incomes - in 2014, 49 percent had family incomes below the poverty line.
How the funds will be used:
- Facebook campaign/marketing campaign to raise awareness
- Donations to non-profits/politicians to support the cause
- Setup website specifically for the cause and transparency
- Overhead (including salaries, if enough funds are raised)
- GoGetFunding platform fee
If we are not successful and abortions are fully criminalized in November, the left-over funds will be used to help the women in need.
All Donations are at your own risk. When you make a Donation to this campaign, it is your responsibility to understand how your money will be used. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of the campaign description.