Like the majority of Americans, news of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that ensured privacy for gestational parents and the right to access to abortion, shook me to my core. I sat in front of the very computer I’m on right now, openly sobbing, wondering what kind of country I’m leaving to my children.
I have long been pro-choice, and I am also one of four women to have abortions. The state where I terminated my pregnancy no longer allows abortions. Being torn apart by rage, sadness and anxiety propelled me forward, determined to fight for everyone’s right to a safe and legal abortion. I protested, donated, wrote letters and called Congress. I will continue to do all I can to help right this wrong. One way I will continue to do this, and an easy way for others to join me, is to shop from brands that donate to pro-choice causes like abortion funds and Planned Parenthood. It’s not even the tip of the iceberg for what we need to do, but it’s a war of attrition, and where we spend our money is crucial.
Friday, after Roe’s verdict, Hearst, the company that owns Best Products, informed employees that “any employee or dependent of Hearst enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare medical plan whose state of residence prohibits abortion due to law or regulation may receive coverage, travel and accommodation assistance for the care they need when services are received in another state at the location closest to their home .