Last week was an important time for reproductive advocates in Tampa Bay.
First, on Monday, the long awaited decision on June v Russo was released.
While a positive decision, the issue should never have been debated in the first place. Abortion is a constitutional right and should be accessible
regardless of a person's zip code or socio-economic status.
What does this decision mean for Tampa Bay?
Hear our full 6/29 statement on the SCOTUS decision
We have already been aiding Louisiana callers in Tampa Bay
because of the barriers to access in Louisiana pre-SCOTUS decision.
We anticipate continuing to provide the same level of support.
An example of how that affects us and our callers:
faced a 90 minute taxi ride from Baton Rouge to New Orleans,
a six hour flight with a stopover from New Orleans to Tampa,
her procedure in Tampa, followed by return travel.
TBAF supported her on the ground with three different round trip drivers,
two ubers, prescription pick up, food delivery, and a care package for recovery.
It truly takes a village!