be a voice for choice, original mixed media painting, 2022
Be A Voice For Choice is a 16″ x 16″ mixed media acrylic painting featuring a black and white dahlia blooming from hand-painted text. The text used in the painting was taken directly from page 3 of the dissenting opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson decision:
“Enforcement of all these draconian restrictions will also be left largely to the States’ devices. A State can of course impose criminal penalties on abortion providers, including lengthy prison sentences. But some States will not stop there. Perhaps, in the wake of today’s decision, a state law will criminalize the woman’s conduct too, incarcerating or fining her for daring to seek or obtain an abortion. And as Texas has recently shown, a State can turn neighbor against neighbor, enlisting fellow citizens in the effort to root out anyone who tries to get an abortion, or to assist another in doing so.
Above all others, women lacking financial resources will suffer from today’s decision. In any event, interstate restrictions will also soon be in the offing. After this decision, some States may block women from traveling out of State to obtain abortions, or even from receiving abortion medications from out of State. Some may criminalize efforts, including the provision of information or funding, to help women gain access to other States’ abortion services.”
This listing is for an original 16″ x 16″ mixed media acrylic painting. Your 16″ x 16″ painting on paper arrives as pictured, matted in a 20″ x 20″ black frame ready to hang.
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supporting access to abortion
Each time Be A Voice For Choice sells, in a gallery or here at fromSteph, the following actions are taken to support abortion access:
National: Steph makes a donation to the United State Of Women (USOW).
Regional: Steph makes a donation to ARC Southeast.
Providers: Steph sends a thank you gift to a healthcare worker at an abortion clinic providing care to out of state patients.
Policy Makers: Steph sends a letter expressing support for safe and legal access to abortion to her representative in the US Senate.
(If you’d like to do the same, find your reps here.)
Looking for more ways to help? Check out this guide from USOW.
about the Dissent Dahlias series
Dissent Dahlias is an installation featuring nine framed works inspired by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade in June of 2022. Nine were created to represent the nine Supreme Court justices. The text featured in the paintings is taken directly from the dissent written by Justices Kagan, Sotomayor, and Breyer in the Dobbs decision. Dahlias were chosen because they represent strength in the face of adversity. A big thank you to Farmgirl Flowers for the amazing bunch of fresh dahlias that somehow stayed alive and intact all the way from the PNW to Florida and survived multiple photo shoots.
All images © 2022 Steph Hargrove