BIG NEWS: The RHA & CCCA finally passed!


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

What’s next? join our FEBRUARY PAP (POLITICAL ACTION PARTY)!

Working from databases of Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) — aka fake clinics — in New York City, we will compile lists of CPCs by Assembly district and by Senate district, and then send letters to each of those representatives. Please bring a laptop. (We will also have an activity for those who do not wish to use a computer.)

Mark your calendar! Saturday, February 23rd, 3:00-5:00 pm, Old Stone House (336 Third Street, Brooklyn).

A BIG WIN FOR reproductive rights in new york state

For decades, NY State had a dangerously outdated abortion law, which was written in 1970—three years before Roe v. Wade. But on January 22nd, the NY State Legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage act!

These bills decriminalize abortion, modernize reproductive health law in our state, and require cost-free and expanded birth control options for New Yorkers.

Learn more.

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. Black women in NY State are nearly 4x more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than white women—and in NYC, 8x 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