Today Advocates for Youth joins over 288 organizations from across the country in endorsing the Equality Act. The Equality Act was reintroduced in the 116th Congress today by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in the House of Representatives and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate.
"We know from the over 1500 stories submitted to the 1 in 3 Campaign that abortion is a highly personal decision. The last thing we need is for politicians to insert themselves into the relationships between providers and people who need abortion care. This Administration and the anti-abortion extremists in Congress are continuing their campaign of propaganda to stigmatize abortion later in pregnancy, vilify people who need it, and jail providers who do this needed service. But young people aren't falling for it. They support compassionate abortion policy, not these pointless and cruel attacks."
“Young people have the right to full and complete information about their reproductive and sexual health, and deserve access to fully confidential services. This harmful final rule from the Trump administration flies in the face of what young people need, essentially dismantling the program that has served low-income and young people for years,” said Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth. “Young people are working to move this country forward, not backward, and they won’t tolerate these constant attacks on abortion care and all reproductive and sexual health care services.”
We are disappointed and concerned about the infighting and divisiveness that continues to engulf the Women’s March, Inc. Racism, including accusations of antisemitism against the March’s leaders of color, and racially charged efforts to discredit these same leaders plague January 19th’s fight for gender equity and threaten to further tear apart a movement founded on the principles of unity and inclusion.