Advancing Reproductive Freedom Through Policy Change
Advocating for Reproductive Justice is integral for ending reproductive oppression. We work to educate ourselves, our communities, and our policy makers about:
The barriers people and families face in making sexual and reproductive health decisions with self-determination and dignity.
How those barriers are a direct result of systemic forms of oppression that target people based on their race, sex, sexual orientation, class, gender, sexuality, ability, age, and immigration status.
That all people and communities need to be able to exercise their right to have children, not have children, and to parent the children they have in healthy and safe environments.
Minnesotans for Trust, Respect, Access
The Minnesotans for Trust, Respect, Access campaign believes all people in Minnesota deserve access to the reproductive health care they need, including abortion and contraception, without harassment or intimidation. In the 2017 MN legislative session, the coalition proudly announced the introduction three proactive pieces of legislation by champions of Reproductive Freedom in the MN House and Senate:
- Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (HF795, SF409)
- The Protect Physicians' Integrity Act (HF411, SF281)
- Minnesota Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or the Minnesota FACE Act (HF 1642,SF 1671)
In addition to Our Justice, coalition partners include NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund, and Gender Justice.
Be Bold, End Hyde (All* Above All)
The passing of the Hyde Amendment in 1976 was a direct response to the legalization of abortion via Roe v. Wade just three years earlier. The Hyde Amendment denies insurance coverage of abortion to people who receive their insurance through the federal government including: Medicaid enrollees; Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees; federal employees and their dependants, Peace Corps volunteers; Native Americans; pregnant people in federal prisons or detention centers, including those detained for immigration purposes; pregnant people who receive healthcare from community health centers; survivors of human trafficking; low-income pregnant people in the District of Columbia.
The intent of Hyde is to make it more difficult for women, youth, and transgender people who can get pregnant to get the abortions they need, and disproportionately impacts low-income people, people of color, young people, immigrants, and people living in rural communities . It is the backdrop to all abortion funds.
Learn how you can Be Bold, End Hyde.