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Help Stop Anti-Abortion Violence & Rebuild Clinic

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Early morning May 20, a violent anti-abortion extremist tried to destroy a newly purchased building selected as the site for a new reproductive health clinic in Danville, Illinois. Ramming his car repeatedly into the building, he caused massive damage to the front lobby and the back. He was apprehended before he could finish the job and burn the structure down to the ground. Just two weeks later, there was another attack on the property. A vandal --- possibly another extremist -- tore down the temporary repairs to the back wall of the building and may have tried to get in the building. The clinic needs to hire security guards, rebuild destroyed walls and the lobby, and fortify and refurbish the entire structure. And they need our help to do it. The Danville property will be the sister clinic of Clinic for Women (C4W) of Indiana. And like C4W it will be one of the only abortion clinics in the United States owned and operated by women of color. After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer, the state of Indiana quickly moved to pass a ban on abortion. The Indiana Supreme Court is currently deciding if and when the ban will go into effect. The Danville clinic will bring access to abortion, family planning and other critical reproductive health care to Eastern Illinois while ensuring that Indiana residents and other states continue to have access to this vital care – even after devastating abortion bans go into effect. These violent attacks in Danville occurred after an out of state extremist whipped up local anti-abortion groups and engineered the passage of a local ordinance attempting to ban abortion. (Illinois state law guarantees access to abortion care.) Small, independent providers do not have the name recognition or resources to fall back on for funding like national organizations. But as an ‘indie clinic’ this facility is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the Danville/Eastern Illinois/Western Indiana region with experienced and exceptional reproductive health care. At the time of this writing, the sister clinic in Indiana is still seeing patients, but we don’t know how long this will last. Please give what you can – every dollar will help - and spread the word! Our goal is to raise the resources needed to rebuild this building and create a secure, comfortable and welcoming facility owned and led by women of color for all patients seeking reproductive health care in the region, especially those from Eastern Illinois, and Indiana. Thank you for your support. More about the new clinic: Black independent clinic owner LaDonna Prince and her team have operated the sister facility Clinic for Women in Indianapolis for over 25 years providing exceptional comprehensive reproductive health care in Indiana and surrounding states. They purchased the Danville property, a spacious and beautiful medical building with ample parking, earlier this year to open a new affiliated clinic, Affirmative Care Solutions, because it is located in an area accessible to both Eastern Illinois women who lack a provider as well as women from Western Indiana and surrounding states where cruel abortion bans are in place or will soon take effect.
Please visit the Clinic for Women website for additional ways to help.
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  • Leah Short
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  • Sid ali
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  • Sarah Howe
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Midwest Reproductive Freedom Fighter
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Chicago, IL
LaDonna Prince
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