4 Things You Can Do NOW to Protect Reproductive Rights

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The new presidential administration is coming and it’s scary AF. The potential for rolling back hard-fought reproductive rights or an end to Roe vs Wade ain’t a joke or a reality we want. There’s a lot of uncertainty around the future of women’s reproductive rights, health clinics and centers, and health care coverage and access under a Trump presidency.

As we’ve seen already, the new President-elect (ugh) will go at any length to shut down media, avoid fact-checking, or apply common sense logic to key issues. This will impact the resources prioritized for women like us, so it’s important to know your rights and to continue to rally and fight for the issues that matter.
 
Posting on social media and complaining won’t get you far. Here are the 4 things you should do NOW to know and protect your reproductive rights:

 
Donate Your Money & Time Put your money where your mouth is and sissy that walk! There are lot or organizations, including non-for-profits, health clinics, crisis centers, whose missions are to support women and their overall health rights. Donate money to causes like Planned Parenthood to help further their missions, especially when the political climate may seem uncertain for them. No money, no problem! Donate your time by volunteering for these organizations onsite or at community health fairs. You can also use your time to help lobby for groups, like RAINN, for when cutting of federal aid assistance is being proposed (again and again).

Donate Your Money & Time

Put your money where your mouth is and sissy that walk! There are lot or organizations, including non-for-profits, health clinics, crisis centers, whose missions are to support women and their overall health rights. Donate money to causes like Planned Parenthood to help further their missions, especially when the political climate may seem uncertain for them.


No money, no problem! Donate your time by volunteering for these organizations onsite or at community health fairs. You can also use your time to help lobby for groups, like RAINN, for when cutting of federal aid assistance is being proposed (again and again).

Contact Your Elected Officials Do you know who represents you in Washington? Get familiar with your Elected Officials and know how to contact them, the bills they've introduced or supported, the committees they serve on, and all of the political contributions they've received. Make your opinion known to these Officials and why you believe they need to be supporting your reproductive rights! Call, write, or tweet to them and let your voice be heard. Find your elected officials here.

Contact Your Elected Officials

Do you know who represents you in Washington? Get familiar with your Elected Officials and know how to contact them, the bills they've introduced or supported, the committees they serve on, and all of the political contributions they've received. Make your opinion known to these Officials and why you believe they need to be supporting your reproductive rights!

Call, write, or tweet to them and let your voice be heard. Find your elected officials here.

Bust Those Anti-Abortion Myths The next time you encounter an angry anti-choice rant on social media, with family members, or outside a health clinic, come correct with FACTS. Be ready to dispel any exaggerated lies about the medical procedure and help to humanize the women who seek abortions. Keep up with reliable data and health sources, like the Center for Reproductive Rights for when you need to debunk a zealot real quick. Who knows, you may change a mind or two!  

Bust Those Anti-Abortion Myths

The next time you encounter an angry anti-choice rant on social media, with family members, or outside a health clinic, come correct with FACTS. Be ready to dispel any exaggerated lies about the medical procedure and help to humanize the women who seek abortions.

Keep up with reliable data and health sources, like the Center for Reproductive Rights for when you need to debunk a zealot real quick. Who knows, you may change a mind or two!

 

Get to Know Other Reproductive Rights Issues Abortion rights are just one of the many, many reproductive rights affecting women across the US. Other important issues that are being discussed include forced surgeries, criminalization of miscarriages, and abuse of pregnant inmates. Check out the National Advocates for Pregnant Women to read more about the full spectrum of women’s reproductive rights. Start getting familiar with these important topics because we guarantee these will also be brought up in the larger political discussions involving women’s health.

Get to Know Other Reproductive Rights Issues

Abortion rights are just one of the many, many reproductive rights affecting women across the US. Other important issues that are being discussed include forced surgeries, criminalization of miscarriages, and abuse of pregnant inmates. Check out the National Advocates for Pregnant Women to read more about the full spectrum of women’s reproductive rights.

Start getting familiar with these important topics because we guarantee these will also be brought up in the larger political discussions involving women’s health.


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The Women’s March on Washington is happening 1/21 in DC and it recently released its official policy platforms around the key issues that it’ll be rallying around.

305 will also be hosting “Women’s March” benefit-themed classes on 1/21 in NYC and DC for those who can’t travel to the bigger event but want to still support!