“Young people have the right to lead healthy lives, and planning if and when you wish to become a parent is a crucial part of that. And worrying about how to pay for their birth control is the last thing young people need right now,” said Rebecca Thimmesch, Free the Pill Campaign Manager.
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.