How To Donate To Help Protect Reproductive Rights

by Michelle McGahan

With the terrifying, enraging reality of Donald Trump as President of the United States, people all over the country are left feeling defeated. Horrified. Sickened. Wanting to move to Canada so badly that the country's immigration site froze. But many Americans are also determined — determined to fight for their rights and the rights of many, determined to not allow Trump's values and policies become reality. For those looking to take action, and especially those looking to donate to reproductive rights organizations in the wake of a Trump presidency, see below for a list of reproductive rights groups to which you can contribute and protect yourself and your rights.

Trump, who has flip-flopped his stance on abortion in the past, has since stated that he is strongly pro-life (except in the cases of rape, incest, and when the mother's life is in danger). He seeks to appoint Supreme Court justices who will repeal Roe v. Wade , a terrifying reality that would not only make abortion illegal but also put women's lives in grave danger if they attempt to seek illegal abortions (ironic, given his "pro-life except..." stance, isn't it?) And if he's successful with repealing Obamacare — on which various methods of contraception are free — it will be harder to have access to birth control. To take a stand against Trump's plans, and help ensure that women all over the country would have access to affordable healthcare, legal and safe abortions, and many, many other aspects of women's health, donate to the reproductive rights organizations below.

Planned Parenthood

In addition to providing patients with access to legal, safe abortions, the majority of PP's work "is preventive, primary care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers," their website states. Donate to Planned Parenthood here.

The Center for Reproductive Rights

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"The Center for Reproductive Rights is the world's expert in using constitutional and international human rights law to secure women's access to quality reproductive health care," the Center of Reproductive Rights states on their website. Donate to The Center of Reproductive Rights here.


"We lobby Congress to convince your elected representatives to support your right to choose. We organize women and men to make sure that lawmakers hear from the pro-choice people they represent," NARAL states on their website. "We connect what happens in Congress or in the states to how it affects your ability to make private decisions, like choosing legal abortion." Donate to NARAL here.

ACLU Reproductive Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union "works to ensure that every woman can make the best decision for herself and her family about whether and when to have a child without undue political interference," their website states. Donate to the ACLU here.

Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project

WRRAP is a non-profit organization that helps women from low-income backgrounds gain access to contraceptive care and legal, safe abortions. WRRAP "assists women of all ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds who are financially unable to pay for safe, legal abortions or emergency contraceptives," their website states. Donate to WRRAP here.

Even though the results of this election are hard to swallow, supporting organizations like the ones above are one way to make a real impact even if you're feeling hopeless right now.