Washington, DC - Today, youth activists with Advocates for Youth announced a new, national network of young people starting a ground breaking grass roots effort to create a national abortion practical support network by and for young people. Hundreds of youth around the nation will start a practical support effort on their campuses or community, become an abortion doula, understand the laws and medical facts around self manage abortion care, provide housing or rides for others needing abortion care, and join other activists in fighting abortion bans.
We are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s failure to protect the health of young people with today’s decision in United States Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc .
At a time when the current administration seems determined to roll back protections, the Supreme Court has affirmed what young people know to be true, that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a violation of civil rights.
This piece was co-written by Ana Hernandez, Moira Tan, Namaka Auwae-Dekker, and Kinjo Kiema for the Black and Pink newsletter. The Young Womxn of Color for Reproductive Justice Leadership Council (YWOC4RJLC) is a group of 14-24 year old young womxn of color organizers who are working to educate, empower, and fight back against issues impacting their community through a reproductive justice lens. Black and Pink is a nonprofit which works to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the criminal punishment system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.