-Open Society Institute- Baltimore is working diligently to make sure that families have safe abortion access.-
By Tinashe Chingarande, Special to the AFRO
A Baltimore social justice organization has committed $250,000 to protect access to abortion and ensure bodily autonomy in Maryland. This was followed by a Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, an almost 50-year-old precedent on the federal level that allowed women to have abortions without facing legal repercussions.
“This Supreme Court decision is a devastating blow to people around the country, particularly women of color, who will be disproportionately impacted,” said Danielle Torain, director of OSI-Baltimore and Open Society-U.S.’s Leadership and Innovation Program in a media release. “We are grateful for the city’s partnership in this effort, and we hope that funders and civic leaders around the country can come together on similar efforts.”