by Bread and Roses staff
Whew, this year has been difficult. In the span of a few months, people seeking clinic based abortion care in Florida have had to reckon with a forced delay in care/24 hour waiting period (necessitating two appointments), a ban on procedures over 15 weeks, and the reversal of Dobbs.*
In addition, and directly due to the Dobbs decision, Bread and Roses now cares for people from six different states.
But there are ways you can show your support and help. Bread and Roses has the Ain’t No Shame fund that financially supports people seeking care at our clinic.
If you’d like to support the ANS fund, you can purchase a Bread and Roses t-shirt for $20. All proceeds go to the fund.
Another way to support people is with practical assistance through pre-paid gas cards, pharmacy cards, and/or grocery store cards. We collect and distribute these cards to those people who need assistance with exactly those things: gas, prescriptions, and food. (Call the clinic to find out best times for purchasing t-shirts or dropping of cards.)
Lastly, please send virtual hugs and support to your local abortion care provider workers and physicians. They are resilient and dedicated, but also tired and overwhelmed.
Donation can be sent to:
Bread and Roses
1233 NW 10th Ave,
Gainesville, FL 32601
* The recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court case held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer a right to abortion. This June 24 ruling gave individual states the power to regulate aspects of abortion not preempted by federal law, thus overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which established a constitutional right to abortion.