Atlanta donated $300,000 to support abortion access in the South — organizers say they need more

Abortion rights supporters rally in front of the Georgia state Capitol after the overturning of Roe. Wade by the US Supreme Court on June 25, 2022. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

It’s been more than a month since a federal court allowed Georgia’s restrictive abortion law to go into effect — banning nearly all abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy.

Access Reproductive Care Southeast — or ARC — provides financial and practical support to people seeking abortion access across six southern states, including Georgia. Now ARC has gotten some grant money from the city of Atlanta: $300,000.

But interim Executive Director Jalessah Jackson says even that much money isn’t going to keep up with demand for long.

Jackson joined WABE’s “Morning Edition” for an update on how her organization is navigating across several states with different gestational abortion limits.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.