New Advocacy Resource for Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice Advocates
As we commemorate the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy program is pleased to release Advocacy Essentials: Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice. This toolkit, the first in a new Advocacy Essentials series, is designed to help groups advocating for reproductive rights, health, and justice answer questions on advocacy basics, lobbying, and elections.
Your advocacy is more important now than ever. Forty-five years ago, Roe v. Wade affirmed the core constitutional right to control our own bodies and make our own reproductive health choices. Yet today we find those rights at risk. In his first year on the job, President Trump fulfilled his campaign promise to impose an anti-Roe litmus test on any potential nominee for the Supreme Court. He has named a string of candidates to lower federal courts whose hostility to women’s rights, including reproductive rights, is clearly demonstrated by their previous rulings and public statements. He has issued executive orders reinstating and expanding the global gag rule and allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood. His administration has created rules allowing employers to deny their employees access to birth control on religious grounds and fought to deny underage immigrants the right to access abortion services. Trump’s attacks on our rights show no signs of stopping. To learn more, read Alliance for Justice’s report, Trump’s Judicial Nominees: Bad for Women.
Bolder Advocacy hopes this new resource will help groups advocate with confidence when speaking out to promote reproductive justice. You can download the resource here.