We recognize many factors shape and impact an individual woman’s reproductive health services.
Issues such as economic justice, the environment, immigrants’ rights, disability rights, and discrimination based on race and sexual orientation play key roles in women’s ability to access health care and place real life constraints on what we have traditionally thought of as choice.
We remain a reproductive rights organization as we embrace a reproductive justice framework.
We look to our peers in this movement—women of color and young women who have been fighting for reproductive justice for decades. We look to them for their wisdom, experience, and expertise. We seek meaningful relationships as we become a better ally for organizations fighting for racial, gender, and economic justice. We hope to actively carry out this important intersectional work together.
With this new framework, we will address and champion a wider range of issues related to reproductive health. We now recognize that factors such as transportation, documentation status, housing conditions, employment, and gender identity impact people’s ability to access just and dignified health care.
We believe that all people should have the power and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction for themselves and their families without fear of discrimination, exclusion, or harm. We will work to break down barriers to health care so that all people have the opportunity to thrive.