Abortion Tacos Are the New Ice Buckets
You know what’s a lot easier than dumping a stupid ice bucket over your head? Eating a taco. And drinking a beer.
In a charity Internet meme we can really get behind, a reporter named Andrea Grimes—who writes for the abortion rights site Reality Check—cooked up the #TacoOrBeerChallenge. The premise? Consume one or both of those delicious things and then donate to an abortion access cause.
“What do ice buckets have to do with ALS? I don’t know. What do tacos and beer have to do with abortion? I don’t know that either,” Grimes wrote today. “What I do know is that eating tacos and drinking beer is more pleasurable than getting doused with ice water, and that lawmakers around the country are passing increasingly restrictive anti-abortion access laws.”
Such legislation, often called TRAP laws (as in Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers), makes it increasingly difficult, and at times impossible, for abortion clinics to operate, which means women need more assistance than ever to find safe and legal options. Many of these nonprofits help cover the resulting costs, like traveling hundreds of miles from home to find the nearest clinic.
You know you’re going to eat at Chipotle or have a beer at some point this week anyway, so why not donate while you’re at it? It’s all about the simple pleasures. Below, some early adopters who’ve already accepted the challenge.