WHARR is the Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights working group of #GetOrganizedBK.

We are Brooklyn residents working to promote gender equity, women's health, and reproductive rights. We take action for positive change and fight against anti-choice and other regressive policies that harm women’s health, produce fact sheets on current issues and legislation, share stories about how those issues impact women’s lives, and hold events to share our work with the community.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BATTLEFRONT

What’s next? join our November general meeting!

WE DID IT! Leading up to Election Day we canvassed, wrote postcards, made calls, text banked, fundraised, and raised awareness about progressive candidates and critical issues both here in New York and across the country. Let’s take a moment to celebrate our hard-won victories in the House and the NY State Senate…

And then, let’s roll up our sleeves and get back to work! Mark your calendars for our next general meeting on November 27th, 7:00-9:00 pm. Stay tuned for location!

fighting for reproductive rights in new york state

NY State has a dangerously outdated abortion law, which was written in 1970—three years before Roe v. Wade. To this day, abortion is in the criminal code and state law fails to provide exceptions for circumstances when a woman’s health is at risk or when the fetus is not viable.

We must pressure our newly Democratic state legislature to fix New York’s abortion law and pass the Reproductive Health Act!

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RALLIES, WORKSHOPS, LOBBYING, CANVASSING, & MORE: JOIN US!

Want to get involved with WHARR? Join us for an upcoming event!

Just some of what's at stake: In NYC, there are over a dozen Crisis Pregnancy Centers misleading pregnant people about their health care options. In NY State, abortion remains in the criminal code. Black women in NY State are nearly 4x more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than white women—and in NYC, 12x more likely. And thousands of women and girls in the United States do not have adequate access to menstrual products.



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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