Abortion Rights

What I have learned above all else is that abortion is a blood issue. It is about who has power and who does not. If you want the right to abortion, you are going to have to fight for it. There is no compromise - Susan Matthews

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The Government Has a Long History of Controlling Women—One That Never Ended

The ability to control one’s body is intrinsic to controlling one’s life. This is true along the entire reproductive continuum, from sex to abortion to delivery. In her 1993 confirmation hearing to join the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained to the Senate Judiciary Committee: “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When Government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.”

In short, she is being treated differently—and less than—a man.

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 The Government Has a Long History of Controlling Women—One That Never Ended

And that is because abortion is not (just) a health issue. Whether we are willing to let women and people capable of becoming pregnant control their own bodies, for health or any other reason, is an equity issue—a question of who deserves bodily autonomy and freedom to reach their full potential. (Importantly, this is not solely a “women’s” issue. Although the Texas law is conveniently silent on men’s liability, women don’t tend to conceive by themselves. But it is only their liberty that is curtailed.)

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In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the federal right to abortion, things are more than a little confused.

In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national-state partnership focused on lifting up the voices of Black women leaders at the national and regional levels in our fight to secure Reproductive Justice for all women, femmes, and girls.

Women's March

On June 24th forty-nine years of our constitutional right to an abortion was overturned. We will not back down.

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