Reproductive Justice - Voto Latino Foundation


Reproductive Justice

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.


Reproductive Justice Resources for Latinx Community

Planned Parenthood’s Raíz program is committed to breaking down barriers in accessing health care in the Latinx community. The Raíz program is about more than just health. It’s about justice, knowledge, and power. Follow their site for more information regarding reproductive justice and sexual health within the Latinx community.

Community Resources and Research for the Latinx Community

Latina Institute strives for Latinas/xs to live with dignity regarding our sexualities and genders. Driven by a reproductive justice framework, Latina Institute builds power in Latina/x communities to exercise autonomy over Latina/x bodies and secure equal access to reproductive health as a human right. Visit the Latina Institute for resources and research for the community.

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Do you need help paying for an abortion?

Finding an abortion care provider and paying for the procedure can sometimes be really hard. Abortion funds are here to help.

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