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.
Advocates for Youth applauds the reintroduction of the EACH Woman Act, legislation which lifts bans on abortion coverage, by Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in the House and Senator Duckworth (D-IL) in the Senate. We are proud to support this groundbreaking legislation to ensure that every person, whatever their income, can get affordable abortion care when they need it.
Advocates for Youth applauds members of Congress for introducing the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act. For young people and women around the world, we hope it is not in vain. We therefore call on Congress to join 122 co-sponsors in the House and 26 in the Senate in making the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act a reality.
"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.”
The Supreme Court decision to block Louisiana’s law that would place onerous restrictions on abortion clinics is welcome news in a time of toxic rhetoric and calls for draconian restrictions on abortion care.