Join NYC for Abortion Rights for our third organzing meeting and a discussion – The Hyde Amendment: Race, Class and Access to Abortion Rights and Birth Control.
For the first hour we will be joined by Public Health Research Scientist Liza Fuentes for a discussion around the lasting impacts of the Hyde Amendment and how the history of this legislation affects our organizing for reproductive justice today.
Liza’s research has focused on access to contraception (and it’s removal), clinical training in reproductive health, and evaluating the impact of restrictive legislation on abortion access. She has been involved with RJ activism for over a decade and founded the DC abortion fund.
Please read the following materials to prepare for discussion — they provide a great overview of the impacts of Hyde and the activism around advocating for it’s repeal:
For the second half of the meeting we will be coodinating a counter-protest against the anti-choice “40 Days of Life” campaign planned for Saturday, April 1st.
This counter-protest will be on Saturday, April 1st from 9-11am at the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood at 26 Bleecker Street.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/188975311598015/
Anti-abortion zealots are descending on clinics across the country in observance of the “40 Days for Life” campaign. Under cover of these “peaceful vigils,” protestors are pushing the same inherently violent anti-choice agenda.
NYC for Abortion Rights is a coalition of women and allies who believe NYC needs an unapologetic grassroots movement ready to fight for full abortion rights.
Since 2010 alone, 338 new restrictions on abortions have been passed across the country, and 87% of US counties now lack abortion providers. Abortion rights have been steadily chipped away. With the anti-choicers further emboldened by the Trump administration, we now face the real possibility of losing what is left of our access to safe and legal abortion. We won’t stand for it, and we absolutely WON’T GO BACK to the days of back alley butchers. Now more than ever we need to mobilize a visible, vocal, and unapologetic pro-choice response wherever and whenever reproductive rights are under attack.