- The fight against abortion is moving to the states, and advocacy groups have planned for it.
- Some groups will be advocating for more abortion restrictions in state legislatures.
- There will be increased demand for support from crisis pregnancy centers, some say.
- A string of vandalism at anti-abortion offices nationwide has some advocates preparing safety plans.
Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Reed had already made the appointment to end her pregnancy when she saw a billboard for a crisis pregnancy center that promised help for anyone who was “pregnant and scared.”
Almost 12 weeks along, she thought to herself, “Can y’all see me right now?”
Once she listened to the fetal heartbeat at the pregnancy center she knew she couldn’t get an abortion. She got in the car with her mom after the appointment to tell her she would carry the baby to term. “And she took a deep breath,” Reed said, “and she looked at me and said, ‘OK, well, I’m going home. Where are you going?’”