Providing reproductive healthcare resources to women with limited access.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

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Mission

Providing reproductive healthcare resources to women with limited access.

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Logistical Support

TRR Foundation creates the safest and most supportive environment possible.

The What

Access to health care for women’s reproductive needs has been continually eroded to the point of crisis in certain states.

Access to health care for women’s reproductive needs has been continually eroded to the point of crisis in certain states.  In particular, access to abortion and other reproductive health services (including contraceptives) have been decimated.  Women’s clinics have been shut down or forced to close, leaving some states with extremely minimal, if any, access to care.

Access issues are exacerbated by the collapse in our health care system in general, but more chillingly, they have been overtly manipulated to serve the agenda of a vociferous and ultra-conservative political action group focused primarily on the reproductive rights of women.

Rural populations have been particularly affected, as women’s clinics tend to be located in cities, if anywhere, and some women may need to travel hundreds of miles to access the services they need.

The TRR Foundation addresses this crisis by providing the logistical support needed to transport women in need of services to a clinic where they may receive them, by creating the safest and most supportive environment possible.

 We start with one clinic at a time, researching the logistics and details needed for transport for that clinic and the area they serve.  Our goal is to put the logistical plans into place, follow the procedures, test them until solid, and finally turn them over to local volunteers who can continue the process.

Once a location is ‘secured’, we start the process at the next clinic, targeting a new group of women needing assistance, continually increasing the number of those we assist.

We want to create a model that is scalable and repeatable in order to create and grow a circle of volunteers who can continue this important work on their own.  By maintaining communications and links between each ‘station’ and providing connection and support to this network, we will grow our efforts nationwide, working together to abate the erosion of women’s access to the reproductive health care services they need.

Our initial target area is North Carolina, a state which has extremely restrictive barriers in place, barring women access to abortion and other reproductive health care services.  This is a state in which 90% of the counties have no clinics and 53% of their women live.

The Who

Melissa Roth, Founder of the TRR Foundation, spent 30 years in the movie business as a camera assistant and represented her union as a board member for many years.  Watching women’s health rights continually erode in her lifetime and now being in a position to help, she wanted to apply the skills and talents she learned in the movie business to assist other women facing barriers to accessing reproductive health care.  The combination of applying her professional skills in tactical, logistical, reconnaissance and transportation with her passion for helping other women in certain states’ hostile and oppressive environments, became the origin for the creation of The Reproductive Railroad.

Access to Health Care

Access to health care for women’s reproductive needs has been continually eroded to the point of crisis in certain states.

Where We Begin

We start with one clinic at a time, researching the logistics and details needed for transport for that clinic and the area they serve. 

Do you have questions?

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