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Reproductive Justice

We must be able to decide for ourselves when and if to start a family.

As we wrestle with a future where Roe V. Wade is no longer the law of the land and reproductive rights are potentially at the whim of the states, it has never been more important to take action and vote. 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 Latines. 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 them1.

Today’s Supreme court makeup is not friendly to the reproductive freedom movement. With 3 Trump appointed judges and three others appointed by republicans, our recourse for this will be through voting for elected officials who can take action on reproductive rights.

References:
1 – The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. 2016. Latino/a Voters’ Views on Abortion.

Resources


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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