Cards Against Humanity has announced that it will donate 100% of its profits in 22 Republican-controlled states to the National Network of Abortion Funds. The devs behind the game also conducted a poll and found some pretty reprehensible ignorance concerning abortion laws in those states.
What's behind Cards Against Humanity donating profits to pro-abortion causes?
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling in the US that protected abortion rights. This decision has had far-reaching consequences, with several states now intending to ban abortion outright after the ruling was overturned. In the gaming industry, several companies have either come out in opposition to the Supreme Court's decision or, more controversially, supposedly prevented subsidiary studios from making statements about it or even triggered walkouts from employees over the issue. Now, the legendary tabletop game Cards Against Humanity has put its cards on the table by pledging to donate 100% of its profits in several Republican states to the National Network of Abortion Funds.
In a post simply titled "Your State Sucks", Cards Against Humanity outlines its plans to donate 100% of its profits from 22 states, plus a one-off sum of $100,000, to the National Network of Abortion Funds. The game says it doesn't "need your money", which is why it's able to pass the profits on as a donation. There's no ambiguity in Cards' stance; it describes the states in which abortion will be outlawed as "dystopian forced-birth hellscape[s]" and urges players not to forget to vote. Here are all 22 states in which profits will be donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds.
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
The Cards Against Humanity abortion survey is sad, but not surprising
In order to prove the necessity of its decision to donate profits to pro-abortion causes, Cards Against Humanity also carried out a poll in the states in which those donations are being pledged. The results are sad, but perhaps not surprising. According to the poll, 6 in 10 people who live in nine of the above states don't even know those states have total abortion bans. In seven of the states, 80% of people think there should be an exception to abortion laws in the case of incest or sexual assault (which there isn't), but 60% of people don't know there's no exception. Some stats make for pretty grim reading, like the fact that over 50% of those who are anti-abortion in these states want to either imprison or execute women who get abortions, or the fact that 25% of men in these states apparently hold the belief that "a woman who is sexually assaulted can "naturally" stop herself from getting pregnant". Yikes.
The full survey is very sobering reading and should make anyone who thinks pro-abortion folks are using sound logic think twice. Cards Against Humanity also includes a helpful FAQ at the bottom of its announcement page wherein it tells players who don't want to support abortion rights not to buy its game, and also has a very colorful suggestion for anyone who thinks the devs should "shut up and stick to writing card games". Go get 'em, Cards Against Humanity.