Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights
Across the country, states are passing laws this year limiting people’s reproductive rights, the most since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Today, more than half of American women age 15-44 live in a state hostile or extremely hostile to abortion rights. Through a variety of nefarious tactics, these laws have real effects on people’s lives.
Though New Jersey is ranked the 4th best state for women’s reproductive rights, 48% of NJ counties do not have a single abortion provider.
With GOP-led state houses, Congress and the Executive branch limiting rights, what can YOU do here in New Jersey?
1. Meet other people who care about reproductive rights
On Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm, join us in the Caucus Room at City Hall in Jersey City. We'll mark a year (and a few days) since the presidential election with guest speakers, info about reproductive rights in NJ and how to take action. Cosponsored by the New Jersey Abortion Access Fund and Planned Parenthood of New Jersey. Bring snacks and/or drinks to share.
2. Tell Senators Booker and Menendez to lead Democrats in opposing the 20-week abortion ban (S 1922)
After passing the House, this highly-restrictive law puts women’s health at risk. Because of penalties for providers, it could force American women back to the days of risky, non-supervised abortions. So far, 44 (male) GOP Senators have cosponsored this bill.
Call on Booker (202-224-3224) and Menendez (202-224-4744) and ask them to stand up on the floor of the Senate in opposition of this bill.
3. Protect access to birth control
Champions of women’s health in the House and Senate have introduced the Protect Access to Birth Control Act. This legislation would repeal the Trump administration’s new rules on birth control coverage that give employers the right to deny coverage.
Both Senators Booker and Menendez have co-sponsored S 1985. Now we need Rep. Albio Sires to sign on to HR 4082.
The bill was just introduced on October 19th, so this is a chance for Rep. Sires to demonstrate his leadership in defending women’s health. Call his DC Office at 202-225-7919, email,or use our Citizen Response Form to tell him today!
And while you’re at it, sign here to tell the president to keep his tiny hands off birth control.