Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning 50 years of legal protections for abortion access is devastating for supporters of abortion rights. Maryland activists have been planning for this moment for years, creating the infrastructure to help people from other states obtain abortion care here, where the right to terminate a pregnancy is enshrined in state law. As one of 13 states where abortion access is protected, Maryland will play a key role in the post-Roe era.

Here are some ways to help:

Donate

Donate or volunteer to the Baltimore Abortion Fund. This organization helps people pay for their abortion, but also assists with travel, transportation, child care and hotel stays.

Give to the National Network of Abortion Funds, which supports these funds across the country.

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Contribute to Planned Parenthood of Maryland, which operates nine clinics in the state.

Volunteer

Volunteer with Plan C, an organization that promotes access to pills that can safely induce a medical abortion at home in the first 10-11 weeks of pregnancy.

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Julie Scharper is an enterprise reporter for The Baltimore Banner. Her work ranges from investigations into allegations of sexual harassment and abuse to light-hearted features. Baltimore Magazine awarded Scharper a Best in Baltimore in 2023 for her series exposing a toxic work culture within the Maryland Park Service.

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