It’s happening. Pre order or donate here: all money goes toward getting this information for free to women in the gulf south who otherwise would not have access. Go here http://goo.gl/LbpVLF #feminist #feminism #zine #art #prochoice #south #gulfsouth #women
Working on a zine called “We Have a Fucking Right to Be Angry: On Surviving Being a Woman in the Modern Oppressive Patriarchy.” It will include the first comprehensive list of abortion clinics in the Gulf South, resources, the laws in those states, and some art and other work from some really cool ladies!
I’m hoping to have it printed by mid-October. You can pre-order here. It’s only 5 bucks. There is also a link to donate. I am printing this with money out of pocket and am hoping to distribute it for free to women in rural areas in the Gulf South so please consider donating if you can.
A little good news: HB 388 in Louisiana, which would close 4 of the 5 abortion clinics in the state, has had a restraining order placed against it so that those doctors that have already applied for admitting privileges cannot face penalties.
It takes anywhere from 3 to 7 months to hear back on an application.
I called all 5 clinics and it is so fucked up how clear it is that they feel unsafe giving even this little bit of information about their application/if it was accepted yet or what. Here:
Women’s Health Care Clinic (WHCC) in NOLA is still operating but only under the injunction currently. They know that they will continue to perform abortions this month (Tuesdays and Thursdays) but are not sure what happens in October.
Causeway Clinic in Metairie is still operating but only under the injunction. Their application for admitting privileges is still pending.
Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge has STOPPED providing abortions. They are still doing counseling, however, and sending women to their sister clinic (WHCC in NOLA) for the procedure.
Bossier City Medical Suite is open for the foreseeable future. I couldn’t get information on whether or not they have the privilege or are working under the injunction. They ONLY perform abortions for problem pregnancies.
Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport is still in operation. It seems that they have a doctor with admitting privileges already and at least one other doctor is applying.
May I also just say that it is infuriating that this challenge was NOT covered by Nola.com (probably the most read local news source). Here is a NYT article about it.
Working on a zine called “we have a fucking right to be angry! Surviving being a woman in the modern oppressive patriarchy”
There will be a great reading list and some ways to be active and some affirmations that your frustrations are valid as well as lots of resources, many of which are New Orleans focused. You can preorder it for $3 on my blog here: http://www.marlobarrera.com/store