The latest Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has broken up political and social groups in the United States again. No matter what you think about the choice or about abortion in general, you should think about the specifics of abortion bans when making your decisions. These facts are also easy to understand and are backed up by growing amounts of evidence from many studies.
Experts agree on two different trends when it comes to these kinds of limits. The first is that restrictions don’t make a big difference in the long run in terms of how much it costs to have an abortion. Even though they sometimes cause a temporary drop in rates as people try to adjust to new situations, it has been shown that these changes are not likely to last.
The second is that abortion laws do not affect everyone in the same way. Some pregnant people who live in places with strict laws may find a way to get an abortion in the end (by leaving the state or, even worse, by finding illegal and very dangerous ways to do so), but others will have to carry the pregnancy to term. Something like this shouldn’t be in a thriller.
In the Journal of Law and the Biosciences, Michelle Oberman, an internationally known expert on moral issues related to pregnancy and motherhood, writes that the bans will have the most effect on younger, poorer, Black, and brown girls. The ban on abortion is just one of many things that make it hard for these people to have children and make other decisions about their lives.
In light of these facts and the most recent Supreme Court decision, we decided it was best to focus on a few NFT projects that help and immediately fund groups fighting to protect reproductive rights in the United States.
Salem Ilese and Nadya Tolokonnikova are the ones who put out “Crypto Boy.”
Salem Ilese teamed up with Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot for an NFT music drop in May 2022 so that the project could be used for a good cause. Each copy of “Crypto Boy,” a spoof of the stereotype of a “crypto bro,” was sold for 0.1 ETH. The song, which can still be bought, raised 86.4ETH, which was worth $105,462 at the time, and has made a total of 11.7ETH ($14,437) in sales on OpenSea.
The project was made with the reversal of Roe v. Wade in mind, which seemed likely at the time. The Heart for Reproductive Rights will get all of the money. Ilese said this about the project: “It’s important that we all work together to protect our basic rights.”
UnicornDAO’s LegalAbortion.eth website goes live
LegalAbortion.eth is a cryptocurrency wallet that acts as a donation hub for traditional reproductive rights groups like Deliberate Parenthood that wouldn’t be able to accept these kinds of payments in any other way.
LegalAbortion.eth is the result of what UnicornDAO learned from its previous efforts to raise money for good causes. It was made by Endaoment, a charity that helps Web3 users, and UnicornDAO, a project started by Nadya Tolokonnikov of Pussy Riot that wants to give money to girls and LGBTQ+ people.
By buying the ENS area LegalAbortion.eth and using something called a “multisig vault,” the organization has done a lot to calm fears and suspicions about frauds that are often linked to Web3 tech (basically, a pockets with shared custody that greatly increases its security).
Donations can be done in secret. Seven groups that work to improve reproductive rights will split the money from this project. These groups stand for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Fund Texas Choice, SisterSong Ladies of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, NARAL, Fs Feminista, Deliberate Parenthood, and URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Fairness.
Some of the biggest backers of the project are Sia, Andrew Wang, William Tong, ThankYouX, SnowFro, Jill Moriarity, and Consensys Mesh. Emmy-nominated photographer John Knopf tweeted that he will use the pockets for his next NFT drop and give all the money he makes to the cause to help it.
As of the time this article was written, donations had been made to Endaoment, but they were much less than $70,000. If you want to help the cause, go right here to make a donation.
Jenny Holzer makes art about the Roe v. Wade decision
“MAKING AN INFORMED CHOICE ABOUT YOUR OWN BODY SHOULDN’T BE CONTROVERSIAL,” the Fox News chyron said during a May 11, 2022 broadcast of a panel discussion on COVID-19, vaccine mandates, and masks insurance plans that Tucker Carlson led.
An ACLU worker named Gillian Branstetter took a picture of the scene and tweeted it with the words, “This is kind of like a Jenny Holzer set-up or something.” She noticed that the setting was a lot like the Truisms series by conceptual artist Jenny Holzer (1977-87). Holzer’s truisms often used irony and sarcasm to make a point.
After the tweet, Holzer made an NFT called “BODY,” sold it at auction for 12.10 ETH ($14,587.28 at the time), and gave the money to PAI, the Heart for Reproductive Rights, and Deliberate Parenthood. People can still bid at the public auction, which is still going on.
CowgirlDAO, which released the 10k F— YOU collection in May 2022, is another group that has benefited from Endaoment’s work. “We’re offended, so we’re getting organized” is the group’s slogan.
Molly Dickson of Pc Cowgirls, an NFT community that gives a portion of its NFT collection sales to groups that support abortion rights, is in charge of 10k F— YOU. The goal is to raise $3 million for abortion rights.
The credit rating of CowgirlDAO
There are 10,000 NFTs, and three of them are “My Mother Said You’re Not Supreme, Alito,” “Kick Rocks, Kavanaugh,” and “By No Means Heard of You, Coney Barrett.” Collectors can buy these editions for 0 ETH, 9 ETH, 0.9 ETH, and 0.9 ETH, respectively. CowgirlDAO gave the artwork and contract that led to the gathering to Endaoment, which collects the money and gives it to charity based on the advice of CowgirlDAO.
The Giving Block makes it easier to give money.
In February 2022, the first group to give the International Deliberate Parenthood Federation cryptocurrency was the NFT group Crypto Chicks. Elissa Maercklein, CEO and CMO of Crypto Chicks, reached out to the IPPF. She helped make sure that the organization will eventually be able to accept cryptocurrency donations through the Giving Block platform.
Similar to how Endaoment works, the Giving Block lets people look for a business of their choice (like the Crypto for Women’s Rights Marketing campaign) and give to the cause of their choice.