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Unleash Radical Generosity on Giving Tuesday


Radical Generosity is the concept that the suffering of others should be as intolerable as our own suffering. November 29th is GivingTuesday, an opportunity for people around the world to come together to give back. We are excited to highlight our work at Desert Star Institute for Family Planning and we hope you are inspired to give!


Dr. DeShawn Taylor, Founder and CEO, Michelle Ponce, Deputy Director, Taylor McDowell, Program Manager, and Harlie Jackson, Volunteer, share some background on how Desert Star Institute for Family Planning was founded and the impact of our work in the communities we serve.

The Institute operates three scopes of work – the Next Generation of Abortion Providers Program, Patient Assistance Programs like our Long-Term Birth Control Program, and Community Education and Engagement (our Birth Justice initiatives are housed here).

Alarming Times

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, 13 states have outlawed abortion with few or no exceptions. More states have banned abortion and had those bans blocked by courts, and others have restricted how far into pregnancy people can access abortion. Our next generation of abortion providers program fulfills an important component of abortion access by providing hands-on training. A requisite of practicing autonomy over our reproductive lives is access to information and resources. The Longterm Birth Control Program reduces the cost of an IUD from $1,100 to $150 for an uninsured person.

One of our pilot Birth Justice Initiatives, the Doula Promotora Project is a collaboration with local Black-led birthworker organizations to help address perinatal health disparities by offering continued education to local Black doulas to better service Black pregnant and postpartum families in Arizona.

Invest in our mission, vision, and work on November 29th, 2022. Desert Star Institute for Family Planning, Inc. is a Guidestar Gold 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Don’t forget — your #GivingTuesday donation to The Institute can be deducted from your 2022 tax return. Follow us on Facebook at and Instagram at We are so very grateful for your support.