We must be able to decide for ourselves when and if to start a family.
The reproductive justice movement is our chance to stop others from making decisions about our health, our bodies, and our families. It is crucial that women and pregnant people have access to affordable and compassionate health care and are trusted to make their own decisions about when and if to start a family– and have the opportunity to raise a healthy family in a safe, healthy, and violence-free environment.
This issue particularly impacts Latinxs. Four in five Latinas report that access to affordable birth control has been important in their own lives, and more than half can imagine a situation in which abortion could be the right choice for them.
You may feel like there’s nothing you can do to change the debate about abortion and reproductive freedom. But you can help! This is where advocacy and organizing comes into play. You have the ability to organize and advocate for policies that will protect and benefit reproductive health. This is especially important as many people do not know that judges decide things abortion rights and laws. By empowering friends, family, and community to advocate for reproductive justice we can influence who is appointed to decide on abortion access and affordable reproductive health care.
- 47 years ago, the Supreme Court legalized the right to choose, which was a huge victory for reproductive rights. Roe v Wade ended most back alley abortions and made it safe to have ownership over your own body and future.
- 47 years later, and reproductive rights are still under attack. 39 senators, most of whom are cis white men, recently urged the Supreme Court to “reconsider Roe v. Wade”.
- We must stand together to protect the reproductive rights of women, trans men, and non binary folks -- anyone that can get pregnant.