(CNN)The Supreme Court of the Earthquake overturned the Roe v. Wade caseWithin hours of the ruling, sincerely Message spread on social media:If you need help gettingquakein another state, I can help.
"We have to support each other, we have to let (people) know that they are not alone," said Stephanie Bolivar, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Said. In her Facebook post, she offered to accommodate someone who needed to travel to New York to have an abortion. Then she sent a message to a few young women who used to be baby sat in Georgia, where Bolivar grew up, and extended her offer as needed.
"I feel like we have to stick to each other," Bolivar said. "This affects everyone."
Eddie Phanichkul, who lives in Milwaukee, helps cover the transportation costs of those who need to travel to neighboring states to have an abortion. I posted it. His inspiration was, in part, thinking about the rights deprived of his baby daughter.
Some posters may be trying to scam vulnerable individuals, while others are digital trails where communications can be used for potential prosecution. May be created.
"Someone is sincere and welcomes strangers to the house," said Kiara M, UC Berkeley Law School. Professor Bridges said. "But I think it raises some questions about being held accountable."
"If someone is facing a barrier of care, it is often complicated. Often it is a complex barrier, and abortion funds are funding, travel, accommodation, childcare, etc. It actually holds certain expertise to help callers overcome obstacles, the language barrier. "
"It's amazing to have such a large amount of support," Ghosh added. "We want that energy to be directed in a way that really helps people access care, while paying attention to people's safety and privacy."
Why they are offering help
Bolivar, who works as a software engineer in Brooklyn, said he also thought about many of the people around her affected: a young woman in her hometown who is now heading to college and her. A close friend of the university, who needed a procedure many years ago. Bolivar wants people near her, and those who find her post, to know that she can help her in her little way.
"It was very frustrating," she said. "(Emotions) are still quite a bit, from things that are really, really angry and very angry, to things that are just sad and trying to understand what I can do to help. It's a range. "
Brooklyn therapist and racial equity consultant Sydney Corridors is sad after the ruling and needs help finding a contact organization, or other kind of help around him. Said he wanted to act as a resource for the people of.
"I will pay as much as I can to contribute to those who do not have access to abortion and receive the care I need," she wrote on Twitter.
"I'm neither wealthy nor wealthy, but I can earn a stable income. To appear as a member of the community, recognize my privileges, and provide some funding for them. I wanted to be in my community and beyond who is in trouble, "she said.
"Unprecedented" legal situation
"It is which country that opposes abortion decides to do this first, which provider, or helper or patient they target, what state law says, abortion support state law It will depend on what you say. Glia Donley, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, said: "These will be very complicated questions."
"I don't know exactly if there was an example in history, or at least in modern history where the state was so divided and had a very strong interest in the opposite direction," Donley added. "It's certainly unprecedented in modern history."
What experts should consider
Experts and supporters are worried It's not just legal concerns. Especially for those who are going to travel for the procedure. Rachel Lebouche, a professor of law at Temple University's Beasley School of Law, is concerned that some of the online support may disseminate false information or attempt to exploit vulnerable individuals. Said that.
Others are worried about the privacy implications of information posted online.
"Everyone knows that our data is not secure on social media and that there is little privacy protection when using social media apps," Bridges said. .. "I would be surprised if that data wasn't monitored."
That's why advocates of abortion rights encourage anyone who seeks an abortion to seek help from an established organization, says NNAF Gauche. Told.
And anyone who wants to help others can contact an established organization to find out what services they need, Ghosh said.
"We are deeply involved with the local abortion fund and ask if they are volunteers, vehicles, or financial support, what they need at the moment. I encourage you, "Gauche said.
"I deeply believe that there is a place for everyone to participate in this movement, but we need to be strategic and responsive to the needs of those who are doing this work in the field.