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.


What’s next? join our FEBRUARY general meeting!

Save the date for our second annual Galentine’s Day meeting!

"Oh it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas." — Leslie Knope

Mark your calendar! Wednesday, February 13th, 7:00-9:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (53 Prospect Park West).

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NY State has a dangerously outdated abortion law, which was written in 1970—three years before Roe v. Wade.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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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.


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