Missouri sex workers organize to protect access to abortions in IL
The MO-Ho Justice Coalition, a statewide organization of sex workers trying to decriminalize and destigmatize sex work in Missouri. After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Missouri outlawed nearly all abortions. Now, the coalition is starting an abortion fund to help sex workers pay for the costs of abortion in Illinois. Abortion funds are among the fastest-growing ways that grassroots groups are trying to help people continue to access abortion services.
University of Illinois journalism student Farrah Anderson reported this story while interning at St. Louis Public Radio. She joined The 21st to talk about this story.
University of Illinios Urbana Champaign student | Former St. Louis Public Radio intern | Illinois Student Newsroom reporter/editor
Sex workers in Missouri are mobilizing to help other sex workers get abortions after the fall of Roe.— Farrah Anderson (@farrahsoa) August 24, 2022
You can hear their voices, often left out of mainstream journalism, here: ⬇️⬇️⬇️https://t.co/gdOABLiA4m