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Actions, Health Care, Racial Justice, Women

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:  

  • Codifying the right to abortion into law   
  • Appointing judges with pro-abortion rights records  
  • Preventing government interference  
  • Making abortion affordable for all  
  • Ensuring everyone has access to the full range of options for abortion care  
  • Protecting patients and providers 
  • Integrating abortion into the broader health care system   

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.

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