This is WHARR:
Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

We believe that controlling one’s own bodily autonomy is a fundamental right. This must include the right to decide all aspects of one’s own reproductive health, including access to safe, legal abortions; the right to safe, economically secure pregnancy and parenthood; and the right to safety, health, and equal protection under the law, irrespective of one’s gender identity or sexual orientation.

We promote gender equity, women's health, and reproductive rights. We take action for positive legislative change; work to elect progressive, pro-choice candidates; and fight against regressive policies that harm women’s health and well-being. A grassroots group based in Brooklyn, NY, we hold monthly meetings and other events to share our work with the community. We’re a working group of #GetOrganizedBK, and we welcome new members committed to our cause.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BATTLEFRONT

JOIN WHARR FOR OUR NEXT GENERAL MEETING, 10/23

Ready to get in gear for the 2020 legislative session in Albany? It will be here before we know it!

Join WHARR for our October general meeting, where we’ll discuss legislative priorities for New York’s swiftly approaching 2020 legislative session. We’ll also have an electoral action. And wine. And snacks. Always wine and snacks.

No RSVP required. Just come by on October 23rd, 7:00-9:00 pm, Acme Hall Studios (435 9th Street Brooklyn, NY).

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR COMPREHENSIVE SEX ED IN NEW YORK STATE

New York State does not currently require comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in public schools. This lack of CSE leads to high rates of unintended pregnancy and STIs, high rates of intimate partner abuse, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence.

WHARR is part of a coalition calling for passage of S.4844 / A.6512, which would require comprehensive, age appropriate, medically accurate, and inclusive sex ed statewide.

Sign the petition

WHARR STANDS AGAINST ROLLING BACK THE HEALTH CARE RIGHTS LAW

The Trump-Pence administration has proposed a new rule that would roll back critical protections of the Health Care Rights Law (also known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act), opening the door to widespread discrimination in health care.

WHARR stands in coalition with groups around the country to call on the Department of Health and Human Services to scrap the proposed rollback and #PutPatientsFirst.

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The WHARR + GOBK group meetup for the Women's March on NYC, January 20, 2018

The WHARR + GOBK group meetup for the Women's March on NYC, January 20, 2018