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“What do ice buckets have to do with ALS? I don’t know. What do tacos and beer have to do with abortion? I don’t know that either.
What I do know is that eating tacos and drinking beer is more pleasurable than getting doused with ice water, and that lawmakers around the country are passing increasingly restrictive anti-abortion access laws. Which means abortion funds are now more necessary than ever as legal abortion becomes harder than ever to access—especially for those of us who don’t live in major urban centers.
So that’s all you have to do. Eat a taco and/or drink a beer—or a margarita, or a glass of Franzia, or a ginger ale, or a refreshing mineral water, hell, I don’t care what you drink, that’s how easy the Taco or Beer Challenge is. The Taco or Beer Challenge is about doing what’s right for your own taco and beverage needs, just like having an abortion—or not—is about doing what’s right for yourself and your family.”
I read this article several days ago, but I have been waiting to share it until I could say that I successfully completed the challenge! I went for both tacos AND beer, and I chose to donate to the Feminist Women’s Health Center, specifically to the Women in Crisis: Alison Fund:
“Named after an FWHC staff person who initially gave $250 of her own money to help a client in crisis, the Alison Fund allows us to provide health care services to women who are in desperate need of financial support. Such services include: annual exams, sonograms, abortion care, and birth control/IUD insertion.”
I hope you will consider taking the challenge and donating to an abortion provider in your community or to the National Network of Abortion Funds, which “fights against unfair laws while helping women who need abortions today.”