173: Ouroborous Quine

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173: Ouroborous Quine

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This is pretty unusual, as it comes just a week after our last donation. As you've probably heard by now though, women's reproductive rights in the United States just got dealt a devastating blow by the country's Supreme Court. Appalled isn't even the right word.

As a general rule we don't make donations in rich nations - the money goes a lot further in poorer countries. We're making an exception in this case though. The Brigid Alliance provides travel, food, lodging, child care and other logistical support for people seeking abortions. No matter where someone is (red state or blue state), they find a way to get them to where they need to be.

They're currently helping around 125 women a month, at an average cost of $1,250/client. We're sending them $5,000, so they can help four more. It's a drop in the ocean, we know. But we feel like we have to do something. Thanks for making it possible. This is a hard one to stomach. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this decision.

If we want to change the story of the human race in the 21st century, we have to change the stories we tell ourselves.

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