Join WHARR in calling on the City Council to fund abortion in this year’s budget!

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.


join OUR “FANNING THE FLAMES” WEEKEND with Dr. melissa bird

After 2.5 years of Anti-Trump, pro-woman activism, it's time to think about how far we've come, and where we’re heading next. Dr. Melissa Bird will be joining WHARR, Downtown Women for Change, and YOU for a weekend of networking, growth, and inspiration. Connect with like-minded groups and take your advocacy to the next level!

Dr. Bird Keynote + Networking Event
Saturday, April 13th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Fanning the Flames Workshop
Sunday, April 14th, 2:00-4:00 pm

A BIG WIN FOR reproductive rights in new york state

For decades, NY State had an outdated abortion law, which was written before Roe v. Wade. But in January, 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.

Read WHARR’s statement.

Get the facts from a panel of experts at our recent RHA forum.


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 4 times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than white women—and in NYC, 8-12 times more likely. And thousands of women and girls in the United States do not have adequate access to menstrual products.


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