safe abortion for all, original mixed media painting, 2022
Safe Abortion For All is a 16″ x 16″ mixed media acrylic painting featuring a pale pink dahlia blooming from hand-painted text. The text used in the painting was taken directly from pages 1 and 2 of the dissenting opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson decision:
“Respecting a woman as an autonomous being, and granting her full equality, meant giving her substantial choice over this most personal and most consequential of all life decisions… the Court held, a State could not impose a ‘substantial obstacle’ on a woman’s ‘right to elect the procedure’ as she (not the government) thought proper, in light of all the circumstances and complexities of her own life.
Today, the Court discards that balance. It says that from the very moment of fertilization, a woman has no rights to speak of. A State can force her to bring a pregnancy to term, even at the steepest personal and familial costs.“
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 Safe Abortion For All sells, in a gallery or here at fromSteph, the following actions are taken to support abortion access:
National: Steph makes a donation to the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Regional: Steph makes a donation to the Broward Women’s Emergency 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 Mayor.
(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