alexandria-ocasio-cortez” target=”_blank”>Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez< rights groups in us-regions following the state’s new law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Since Sept. 1, Ocasio-Cortez’s email and social media campaigns highlighting the issue have brought in $300,000 in donations for organizations “providing much needed resources to folks seeking abortion care in Texas,” her campaign team announced in a press release Friday.
The release said fundraising had “spiked” after Sarah Palin’s Fox News interview, in which Palin slammed Ocasio-Cortez for referring to women as “menstruating” people.
Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted Wednesday: “The gutting of Roe v Wade imperils every menstruating person in the US, every person who engages in sex, and every person who values our constitutional right to privacy. Just one reason Roe isn’t a “women’s issue” beyond the fact that people who aren’t women can menstruate too!”
Palin ripped the self-described democratic socialist as a “fake feminist” over the comment.
“She’s milking the whole female thing, and as a real feminist, I’m embarrassed for her,” Palin said Wednesday.
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Ocasio-Cortez responded to Palin with a video Thursday sarcastically advising the former Alaska governor to call the hotline “1-800-CRY-NOW.” The congresswoman later announced she set up a website of the same name that acts as a donation page to abortion providers.
Ocasio-Cortez’s team said donations poured in from 4,000 individuals and will be allocated to multiple abortion rights groups, including Texas Equal Access Fund and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Inc.