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Tacos, beers and abortions, the viral challenge sweeping the nation
Baltimore's taco or beer challenge raises money for abortions.
The taco or beer challenge is simple: Eat a taco, drink a beer, or do both at the same time and then donate to an abortion fund.
When you’re eating or drinking your taco and beer you can share it with the world with a good ol’ fashioned hashtag #TacoOrBeerChallenge.
Who doesn’t love tacos and beer? Even if you’re gluten-phobic we’re pretty sure gluten free tacos exist (if they don’t then you can be the one to invent them).
Andrea Grimes, a reporter for Reality Check and the genius behind the challenge described its inception as a reaction the ALS ice bucket challenge.
“I started the Taco or Beer Challenge on Monday as something of a Twitter joke, after hearing about the “ice bucket challenge” that’s been growing in popularity as celebrities and plebes [sic] alike film themselves dumping buckets of ice-cold water on themselves, sometimes to hilarious effect, in support of funding ALS research,” Grimes wrote. “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 goes on to write that there is a degree of seriousness to the cause.
“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. Which means abortion funds are now more necessary than ever as legal abortion becomes harder than ever to access—especially for those of us who don’t live in major urban centers.”
So if you’re already planning on eating a taco ro drinking a beer, maybe you’ll take the opportunity to donate to an abortion fund as well.
What abortion funds can you donate to? Reality Check wrote up a list.