Women’s Perspective: Reproductive Justice Action Items

Sep 23, 2022 | Beacon, Justice, News

“What can you do to change the situation?  You might not be able to do a great deal, but start where you are and do what you can where you are.” – Desmond Tutu

Your Women’s Perspective Ministry Team has been working to develop action items to address the reproductive injustices that are resulting from the overturning of Roe V Wade.  Here are some ways we can all get involved:

    • Donate items for AfterCare Kits for women receiving abortions, in coordination with Northwest Abortion Access. Women’s Perspective will have bins in the sanctuary lobby to collect requested items, which include:
      • Overnight maxipads
      • Disposable or home made heating pads
      • Chux (bed pads)
      • Fluffy sox
      • Graham crackers, granola bars
      • Chocolate
      • Herbal and other teas
      • Lip balm
      • Advil/Tylenol/Emergen-C
      • Hand written notes of affirmation and support
      • Medium size paper or fabric gift bags
    • Donate Travel Points/Miles toPoints with Purpose which connects points holders with nonprofits and practical support organizations who are coordinating travel for critical abortion care
      • Look for Postcard Writing opportunities in support of voting access and turnout. ESUC is partnering with both state and national organizations in this effort. Most writing for the November elections is complete, but other issues and opportunities continue to arise.

    Some additional efforts are in the works, including:

        • Phone banking
        • Working with our sister churches in the Seattle area, and in the Spokane/Idaho border area
        • Reaching out to organizations in deeply red areas such as Texas and the South

    Questions, suggestions and help are warmly welcomed!

    Lori Saccardi, Women’s Perspective Co-Chair/Reproductive Justice Chair