At Grey Horse, we believe that every human deserves equal rights. However, the Supreme Court openly decreed that they will not uphold this belief. The overturning of Roe v. Wade isn’t just a slap in the face to equality, it directly overturns decades of progress towards achieving a United States that is truly representative of freedom.
Grey Horse is proud to be donating 20% of its time to support a variety of organizations and individuals on the front line of the fight for abortion rights in America. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be in touch with one of the spokespeople below.
Plan C provides up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. are accessing at-home abortion pill options online, with resources and up-to-date legal information for each state.
Spokespeople: Elisa Wells is the Co-director and Co-founder of Plan C and Amy Merrill is the Digital Director and Co-founder. They have recently been interviewed for TIME, The Nation, The Daily Beast, and WBUR. Please note they prefer conducting interviews over email, when possible.
Melissa Mills is the daughter of Norma McCorvey (aka "Jane Roe"). She is pro-choice, and eager to speak in support of abortion rights and her mother’s legacy. Melissa was recently profiled in USA Today and TIME, and she has appeared on MSNBC Katy Tur, CNN New Day, CNN Newsroom with Jim Acosta, and more.
Jessica Bennett was the first gender editor of the New York Times. She is an award-winning journalist and the author of two bestselling books, including Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace. Jessica speaks on women’s leadership, journalism, the #MeToo movement, and sexism around the world. She has been interviewed on WNYC, MSNBC, TODAY, and many more.
Soraya Chemaly is an activist and the award-winning author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, written to help women around the world embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change. The former Executive Director of The Representation Project and Director and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, she writes and frequently speaks on topics related to gender norms, inclusivity, social justice, free speech, sexualized violence, and technology, and is committed to expanding women’s civic and political participation. Her TED Talk, “The power of women's anger,” has been viewed over 2 million times.
Martha S. Jones is a historian, writer, and commentator on how black Americans have shaped the history of American democracy. Most recently, she is the author of The Color of Abolition Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. She can speak to the intersectional and often racist history of abortion advocacy, access, and rights in America. She has been interviewed in The LA Times, The Nation, and at Columbia University.
Linda Hirshman is a lawyer, cultural historian, and author of Sisters in Law, a book about how Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and more. She can offer a historical perspective and speak to the current state of the Supreme Court. She has previously been interviewed on NPR, 19th News, and PBS.
Cristina Page is a reproductive rights activist, and author of How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America. Cristina has worked with national groups including Planned Parenthood, The Center for Reproductive Rights, and NARAL, and she was Executive Director of NOW-NYC. She can speak about pro-choice and anti-abortion organizing in America, and is an expert in employing legislative initiatives for progressive change. Coverage of her political organizing work has been featured in the New York Times, VICE, BET, The Guardian, and many others.
Here’s a trove we’ve compiled of guidance, action items, and donation links from our circle of action-oriented womxn and allies. We’ve also composed a best practices guide for reporting on abortion: