be a voice for choice, original mixed media painting, 2022
Make Abortion Safe And Legal is a 16″ x 16″ mixed media acrylic painting featuring a hot pink dahlia blooming from hand-painted text. The text used in the painting was taken directly from pages 48 and 49 of the dissenting opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson decision:
“…people today rely on their ability to control and time pregnancies when making countless life decisions: where to live, whether and how to invest in education or careers, how to allocate financial resources, and how to approach intimate and family relationships. Women may count on abortion access for when contraception fails. They may count on abortion access for when contraception cannot be used, for example, if they were raped. They may count on abortion for when something changes in the midst of a pregnancy, whether it involves family or financial circumstances, unanticipated medical complications, or heartbreaking fetal diagnoses. Taking away the right to abortion, as the majority does today, destroys all those individual plans and expectations. In so doing, it diminishes women’s opportunities to participate fully and equally in the Nation’s political, social, and economic life.
The majority’s response to these obvious points exists far from the reality American women actually live. The majority proclaims that reproductive planning could take virtually immediate account of any sudden restoration of state authority to ban abortions. The facts are: 45 percent of pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Even the most effective contraceptives fail, and effective contraceptives are not universally accessible.“
This listing is for a 16″ x 16″ original 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 Make Abortion Safe And Legal sells, in a gallery or here at fromSteph, the following actions are taken to support abortion access:
National: Steph makes a donation to the National Organization for Women (NOW).
Regional: Steph makes a donation to the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund.
Providers: Steph sends a thank you gift to a healthcare worker at a Florida abortion clinic.
Policy Makers: Steph sends a letter expressing support for safe and legal access to abortion to her local County Commissioners.
(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