Whole Woman’s Health (WWH) and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA) are striking back against Texas’ Senate Bill 8, a monstrous ban on abortions that went into effect on September 1, 2021. We are leading the fight with abortion providers, allies, and supporters who are suing to take down this law. Our work is even more dire as the Fifth Circuit Court reinstated the law, stopping a federal judge’s order to block its enforcement. The Fifth Circuit also delivered another huge blow to Texans seeking abortion care in August: upholding a ban on D&E abortions, the most common, safe abortion procedure.
This isn’t WWH’s and WWHA’s first time taking on the most egregious abortion restrictions in Texas or in other states across the country. Whole Woman’s Health was the lead plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court victory, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The 2016 ruling enabled many clinics in Texas to reopen, and afterwards inspired state lawmakers across the country to introduce the Whole Woman’s Health Act, which bans frivolous, incredibly harmful regulations of abortion like those defeated in the Supreme Court case.
Whole Woman’s Health is a privately-owned healthcare organization whose clinics provide comprehensive gynecology services, including abortion care. The organization manages eight clinics and virtual services in two states, purposely located in the South and the Midwest where access to abortion is most restricted.
Whole Woman’s Health Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to strategically shift the stigma around abortion in our culture and is committed to fostering open and honest conversations, lifting all communities, and transforming the abortion care environment.
WWH and WWHA are unwaveringly standing up against extremist lawmakers, and defending abortion rights and care for all – and we need your help!
Other Ways to Get Involved
- Follow WWHA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Learn more about other WWH handles here.
- Subscribe to WWHA emails. You will receive updates on all that is happening at the clinic and on the reproductive rights front.
- Speak up about your abortion. If you’ve had abortion/s or work in abortion care, your story and voice can give solidarity to others and destigmatize abortion. To help, here’s a great guide from Vice. If you have a WWHA story to share, we would love to hear it.
- Join the reproductive rights workforce. Clinics, funds, advocates, and support networks are doing life-changing work and need talented, dedicated people. Whole Woman’s Health is just one of many organizations that need you.
- Use AmazonSmile and support WWHA every time you shop. It’s a donation made by Amazon in your honor – and it comes at no cost to you! You just have to select us at smile.Amazon.com and use smile.amazon.com instead of Amazon.com whenever you shop.