As anti-abortion state legislators and a growing conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court continue to attack access to abortion, young people across the country know that protecting this constitutional right is critical, but it is not enough. We have to transform how abortion is treated in this country, especially for young people and those whose abortion rights have been most obstructed.
Policymakers must go beyond baseline legal protections to ensure meaningful access to abortion for all. This means building a cultural and systemic framework that values abortion as essential health care.
Tell your representatives—your governor, state legislators, members of Congress, senators, and President—it’s past time for a proactive abortion agenda.
A proactive abortion agenda includes:
Abortion services are essential health care and access to those services is central to our ability to participate equally in economic and social life. Abortion is just one part of reproductive justice, which requires every individual to have the right to make their own decisions about having children regardless of their circumstances and without interference and discrimination. There is a better world for young people when reproductive justice is achieved.
First, take action. Then read the complete road map to abortion access for all from the Center for American Progress.