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Women’s reproductive health is on the line. We are defending our rights to abortion and birth control, and advancing policies that support parents.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, ending 50 years of federal constitutional protections for abortion

Right now across the country women’s lives have been upended as they rush to secure appointments for procedures to terminate pregnancies in states, such as New York, where state law protects everyone seeking an abortion, and protects the doctors, nurses and professional medical staffs that provide services.

Many women, with families in tow, will have to take days off from work (if they can), drive across one or more state lines (with gas topping $5 a gallon). Some will be able to pay for a hotel, while others will have a grueling long drive back to their home state. That’s the burden the US government is putting on our families.

In the midst of all this, our political power is huge and it can grow wider and stronger. This is the moment to galvanize our friends and family to fight for reproductive healthcare and rights for everyone and to uplift pro-choice candidates for elected office. You already know what’s at stake and how difficult life moving forward will be for too many parents, teens, trans individuals, incarcerated, undocumented and poor women who will be impacted by the loss of constitutional protections.

New York can be a stressful and overwhelming if you aren’t from here. That is where you can come in.  By joining the “Be a Friend in NYC” program, you will be essential in helping women navigate the city–even if that just means being on call to help.  

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The Reproductive Health Act protects New Yorkers’ rights

The replacement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with ultra-conservative Amy Coney Barrett puts Americans’ reproductive rights in great peril. Roe v. Wade is at risk of being overturned, and that means women in 24 states and three territories would likely be prohibited from having an abortion. Fortunately, New York is one of seven states with laws already on the books to protect abortion access.

The Reproductive Health Act ensures women in New York will have access to abortion regardless of what happens to Roe v. Wade. We are proud to have fought for this legislation — access to reproductive healthcare is an essential pillar of the comprehensive healthcare we deserve. And we’ll continue to work to keep New York State a beacon for meeting women’s reproductive healthcare needs with compassion and urgency. Get the facts about New York’s Reproductive Health Act:

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We must continue to act for reproductive justice.

Reproductive justice provides an inclusive framework that goes beyond abortion rights and addresses the disparities in healthcare quality and access that women of color face. Reproductive justice is to the right to have or not have children and the right to parent children in safe and sustainable communities.


Sex-ed can be a powerful tool to teach students not only about sex, but also healthy relationship skills and decision making. Did you know sex-ed is not a requirement in New York public schools?

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Know your rights. The Contraceptive Coverage Act makes sure that you are able to access your preferred method of birth control without a copay.

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