1. Attend a Repro Health Happy Hour event every month in Columbus or Cincinnati to help connect and educate our repro health community.
  2. Read Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker.
  3. Support The Doula Project, out of NYC.
  4. Support Emily’s List, an organization that helps elect pro-choice Democratic women.
  5. Become a volunteer with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.
  6. Become a volunteer with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio.
  7. Read Handbook for a Post Roe America by Robin Marty.
  8. Support New Voices for Reproductive Justice, a reproductive justice organization working in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  9. Read about the Jane Collective, a women-led organization that offered safe abortion before Roe.
  10. Support ROOTT: Restoring Our Own Through Transformation, a Black women-led repro justice organization based in Columbus.
  11. Use gender neutral terms when talking about abortion, like “pregnant people” instead of “women”.
  12. Check out the 1 in 3 Campaign to hear stories from people who have had abortions.
  13. Check out the Kids Meet Someone Who’s Had An Abortion video.
  14. Check out the creative work of Shout Your Abortion.
  15. Support the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a faithfully pro-choice reproductive rights organization that calls forth the moral force of religion.
  16. Read and watch The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and streaming on Hulu.
  17. Host a movie night with your friends featuring a film/documentary about choice: Obvious Child, After Tiller, Citizen Ruth, Trapped, The Cider House Rules, or Reversing Roe.
  18. Read anything by Loretta Ross, author and repro justice activist.
  19. Sew homemade heating pads to donate to abortion providers.
  20. Share your abortion story with people in your life.
  21. Support the Clinic Vest Project, an organization that provides free clinic escort vests to groups that service facilities that support the full range of reproductive health options including safe and legal abortion.
  22. Support Feminist Flag Corps, a grassroots organization that supports pro-choice work in Columbus.
  23. Contact your legislators to make sure they know how their constituents feel about choice. Thank them for doing their best to protect it or let them know that you watch how they vote.
  24. Support the National Network of Abortion Funds and Women Have Options/Ohio. WHO/O has an annual Bowl-A-Thon and clothing swap!
  25. Learn how to talk about abortion with NNAF’s Heart-To-Heart abortion conversations toolkit.
  26. Check out Lady Parts Justice, a not safe for work, rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub that uses comedy, culture and digital media to sound an alarm about the terrifying erosion of access to reproductive rights.
  27. Vote in all elections – change starts at the bottom, so make sure to get out to your municipal elections in 2019 and beyond!
  28. Write a letter to the editor to your local paper defending reproductive rights! Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio can both assist you.
  29. Write a thank you letter or provide treats to your local clinic on National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, March 10.
  30. Check with your local pro-choice organization to see if there will be memorials on May 31, the anniversary of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in Kansas. Consider a donation to the George Tiller Memorial Fund through the National Network of Abortion Funds.
  31. Sign up to be a clinic escort, if that’s a need in your area. Or write thank you notes and provide treats to the clinic escort volunteers in your area.
  32. Listen to NARAL’s The Morning After, a weekly podcast where the staff of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio discuss reproductive rights, health care policy, and sexual politics.
  33. Take action during Expose Fake Clinics Week in February.
  34. Get familiar with all the clinics in your state!
  35. Advocate for comprehensive sex education in your school district. American Atheists has a great toolkit, the Collaborative for Comprehensive School-Age Health, and the Tri-State Freethinkers are a good local resource.
  36. Check out Preterm’s abortion storytelling podcast, My Abortion, My Life.
  37. Invite abortion storytellers to speak in your community: We Testify, Youth Testify, and Patients to Advocates.
  38. Educate yourself on the meaning, origins, and founders of the reproductive justice movement. Start with Sister Song.
  39. Learn about how Trump’s Global Gag rule is impacting abortion access around the world.
  40. Stay in the know about repro health and rights research: Center for Reproductive Rights, Guttmacher Institute, National Institute for Reproductive Health.
  41. Host a teach-in with organizers from NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio or Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio (or both)!
  42. Sign up to be a volunteer abortion doula in Cincinnati with Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio.
  43. Learn about pro-choice medical stakeholders and partners: Choice Network, Med Students for Choice, Physicians for Reproductive Health, Abortion Care Network.
  44. Subscribe and support pro-choice media like Rewire and Bitch Media.
  45. Educate yourself on self-managed abortion.
  46. Educate yourself about other states’ resources. Our neighbors in West Virginia and Kentucky each have just one abortion provider left. They need our help and compassion.

Compiled January 2019
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
Repro rights community members in Ohio

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