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Rise, Rise Again: Phoenix Facial Oil + ACLU

The phoenix is a fantastic creature, whose claim to fame is its cyclical regeneration. Engulfed in flames at the end of a cycle, it is each time reborn from its own ashes before cycling again.

The phoenix rises again and again, representing resilience, strength, and creative power. This creature is very special because it reminds us of our fighting spirit, the one that inspires us to revive no matter what impedes our path.

We can think of someone else who cycles and regenerates: those with wombs.

Currently, in the United States of America, we are facing challenges to our right to bodily autonomy. Legislation has recently passed that threaten reproductive choice, health, and safety, and we intend to take a stand against these challenges. That’s why we’re donating $5 for every sale of our Phoenix Facial Oil to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that works to preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

Abortion bans disproportionately affect women of color, especially black women, who are three times more likely than white women to perish due to causes associated with pregnancy and childbirth. Young people and those who are financially challenged will also feel the effects of these bans most heavily.

The bans, which make no exception for those who’ve been raped or otherwise invaded upon without their consent, would also put doctors found guilty of administering abortion services behind bars for life. These are just a handful of reasons why abortion bans are unconstitutional and dangerous.

Most of all, we at Herbivore believe that all people deserve bodily autonomy, which is why we stand for pro-choice values. 

For the next 30 days, we’re donating $5 of every Phoenix sold (including our Mini Facial Oil Trio + Hydrate + Glow sets)!

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Apr 17, 2020 • Posted by Cheryl

I really wanted to purchase your products but I cannot after reading this statement. I am glad you posted it though, because I would not want any of my money going to cause that I feel so morally against.

Jun 06, 2019 • Posted by CGS

Yes, wtg MG! Truth. I chose life when I got pregnant with my daughter, however had I not been in a healthy, stable relationship perhaps things would have turned out differently. Please remember ladies, our country fought this fight already and Roe vs. Wade became law. Social media has brought out extreme behavior in people who made such outrageous comments with poor spelling, grammar and punctuation no less. Right wing religious fanaticism is not helping us progress as a unified country and people. Please don’t inflict your religious beliefs on me and won’t inflict mine on you. Politics impact our daily lives and this where we should become proactive. Organized religion has done a lot of harm to a lot of people, as have dangerous political decisions, however we elect presidents and senators and we tithe to our religious institutions. Most clergy understand that bringing politics to the pulpit is not their job – nor is it part of the job we have voting on leaders to guide us in the right direction. Women’s reproductive health is off the table for these men, and the few fanatic females who vote against a woman’s right to choose have no influence over me and I am indifferent to them. Sorry, life is too short – we gotta be very selective about who we give our energy to. Good luck to all!

Jun 06, 2019 • Posted by <3

SO proud to stand behind a company with integrity, who knows who they are, what they support, and doesn’t cow to fear of being disliked for having a backbone. You are an example for others and true leaders!!

Jun 06, 2019 • Posted by SMH

Love this. Thanks for NOT staying out of politics. It’s everyone’s responsibility to be political and politically minded. Excited to support this cause with you.

May 30, 2019 • Posted by Miss Pink

You sending out an email talking about how you support abortion really makes me sad that I’ve ever used or bought your products. Instead of supporting the murder of innocent children because someone who is very, very irresponsible can’t control themselves, maybe you should support a cause that will help these women have enough confidence and responsibility to tell these men, “No!” Then, there won’t be babies to abort. Help women get an education so they can get good jobs and create a good life for themselves.

May 30, 2019 • Posted by Robin

That’s too bad. I prefer the companies I support to stay out of politics.

May 20, 2019 • Posted by MG

@ADDI – Yours is a distracting point. First, it’s “your” and not “you’re.” Second, if the writer’s mother had aborted them, then another person would have written this post. The discussion at hand is the ability for a woman to make choices about their own body. This discussion is 100% about power. Right now, near full power over a woman’s body are based on decisions and policies that are passed by white men. From my upbringing and my own belief system, I am pro-life. But I came by that choice for myself, not because it was dictated to me. I know my own body. I know my own mind. No man will ever know either. And for anyone to think that a woman cannot think for themselves, that person must have a special hate for women.

May 19, 2019 • Posted by Addi Fisher

What if you’re mother would have aborted you?

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