Itch.io Bundle Is Raising Money For Abortion Funds
The United States Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade has been spoken out against across the video games industry. Not only are companies releasing public statements against the decision, but many of them have also offered to cover travel costs of those who want to get an abortion but are unable to do so in their area. Donations have also been made toward non-profits working towards women's healthcare.
The latest among those is Itch.io. The indie games platform is raising money for the Collective Power Fund via the Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds.
"In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and threaten and remove access to abortions, creators from all across itch.io have contributed projects to this solidarity bundle," said Itch.io.
"100% of the proceeds from this bundle will go to the National Network for Abortion Fund's Collective Power Fund, which moves money directly to abortion funds across 20+ U.S. states, with a particular focus on the South and Midwest (where it is often most difficult to get access to abortions). NNAF’s partnerships with these abortion funds provide direct resources and funds to many of the people most impacted by Roe v. Wade, towards immediate action."
The minimum cost for one of these bundles is $10, but you can donate more if you want, as all the proceeds will go toward the fund and a good cause. The bundle features over 750 creations by more than 600 creators, with the total valuation at around $3000. As of the time of writing, the bundle has raised almost $47,000 of its $50,000 goal, thanks to over 2,800 contributors.
Sega recently announced that it will match the overall donations made by its employees to Planned Parenthood. "We stand for equality and believe the ability to make choices about one’s body is a human right," said the company via a statement on Twitter. "We are matching employee donations to Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation and other accredited non-profit organizations supporting reproductive rights selected by our team members."
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