What We Do
Welcome to Abortion Access Front
AAF is the reproductive rights joint that uses humor and outrage to fight back online and on the ground against enemies of reproductive freedom (i.e. We’re EVERYWHERE). Part USO, part Habitat for Humanity, AAF is the only non profit that travels the country doing comedy and providing aid and comfort to independent clinics in hostile states. Clinics and activists know, when they ask AAFfor help, #WeShowUp – with our voices, our love, our laughs and most likely wine… lots of wine.
So why after all these years are we still having to fight so every person in the U.S. of A. has access to birth control AND abortion care? Because people have no clue there’s even a battle going on, let alone where. NEWSFLASH, it’s right in your backyard. It’s happening on a local level; in your statehouse, in your district, in your city council, eventually creating a battlefield right up in your uterus. In every state (except Oregon aka “The Beaver State” for a reason), politicians are spitting violent rhetoric against abortion access and turning it into policy.
Real talk: these sneaky fuckers know that the general public cares as much about local politics as they care about the color of dental floss. And this is the problem!
More real talk: maybe you’d know more about it if the media was actually reporting on it – but they don’t. Because trying to destroy half the population’s economic destiny apparently isn’t very clickworthy. The result of their indifference has forced clinics to pick up their slack. They’re the ones that sound the alarm about these laws, sound the alarm about the bullshit science being used to make these laws, all while trying to provide care in their community. And that is unacceptable.
THAT’S WHERE AAF COMES IN. We take a lot of the stress off of the clinics: we sound the alarm; we correct the science and shut down lies; and we make sure that the clinics receive support as they provide the care to patients. We work to destigmatize abortion every damn day.
AAF wants to make state and local politics sexy again – ok maybe not “again” being as they never were – but you get it.
How We’re Fixing This Shit
Supporting independent clinics & growing community
Our team travels around the country in support of clinics. By day, we escort patients, prepare staff meals, repair fences or paint murals. By night, we do comedy shows and turn audience members into a support network, connecting them with clinic workers during a post-show talk-back. This gives people a commitment to their community that lasts long after we leave town.
We also send clinics around the country Thank You cards of love to offset the hate.
In 2017, we visited 25 states and 28 clinics. For highlights, check out www.vagicalmysterytour.com.
Putting bullshit on blast with rapid response media
Through video and social media, AAF is doing the job the mainstream media isn’t: sounding the alarm, exposing hypocrites, and screaming as loud as we can to amplify the news about the endless assaults on reproductive rights.
Our Daily Takedown digs deeper into the biggest repro and feminist news stories of the day because patriarchy rears its ugly head EVERY. DAMN. DAY.
AAF is the hub for news you can trust to give you the best, most accurate information in repro today.
Creating direct action with resistance warriors
Our creative events give folks concrete ways to integrate activism into their daily lives. We mobilize groups to attend mass protests, create activist toolkits for individuals and partner organizations, and center abortion in public spaces, helping others use their voices to do the same. Simply put, our outreach inspires people to go from talking about the issue to showing up for the issue.
Through our campaign #ExposeFakeClinics, we broke open the story about fake women’s health centers, and we continue to show them for what they are – unregulated, anti-choice assholes that lie and manipulate pregnant people who are seeking all their options. Join us in the fight.