Join the Movement for True Reproductive Justice Beyond Roe

Pass The Reproductive Justice Legislative Agenda For All

In light of the devastating Dobbs decision overturning Roe, we must reaffirm our fight for true reproductive justice in California.

The very lives and bodily autonomy of low-income people; Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color; LGBTQ+ people; immigrants; people with disabilities; people living in rural communities; and people living at the intersections of these identities hinge on us winning the fight for true reproductive justice in California.

These communities still struggle to access abortion care due to lack of funds, transportation challenges, childcare, and well-documented racism within the healthcare system. Yet systems are still in place in our state that present obstacles to true bodily autonomy for the most marginalized. Here are just a few examples:

  • Reactionary forces in this state have tried to use the criminal legal system to coerce and control pregnant people and reproductive decision-making. Two women in California, Chelsea Becker and Adora Perez, were recently prosecuted and imprisoned for stillbirths.
  • Black and Latinx people, and people living in poverty, face profound barriers to accessing abortion care. Forty percent of California counties have no clinics that provide abortions, according to the most recently available data.
  • Conditions of poverty are falsely characterized as “neglect” and allow for the disproportionate removal of Black children from their families. The system is built on a legacy of forcibly removing Indigenous children from their families and communities.

We can never just rely on court decisions to enact justice in our communities. Tell Gov. Newsom and California state lawmakers to support our legislative agenda for true reproductive justice.

Message Recipients:
Gov. Gavin Newsom
Your State Senator
Your State Assemblymember

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Pass the Reproductive Justice Legislative Agenda For All

As your constituent, I am writing to ask for your support of the following proposed state laws:

- SCA 10 would spell out the rights to access abortion and contraceptives in our State Constitution, further solidifying existing privacy and equal protection guarantees.
- AB 2223 would ensure that no one in California is investigated, prosecuted, or incarcerated for ending a pregnancy or experiencing a pregnancy loss.
- AB 2085 would clarify that poverty is not “neglect” and should never trigger mandatory reporting to the family regulation system.
- AB 2199, the Birthing Justice for California Families Pilot Project, would advance birth equity by funding doulas to work with communities who suffer from high rates of negative birth outcomes, including people in jails.
- Support the other Future of Abortion Council bills that are being developed at the state level, which include efforts to secure more funding for abortion services in California.

We must continue to work toward building a California where all people—including all people who may seek refuge here—have the power and resources to make decisions about their bodies. That is the universal right on which all of their freedoms rest.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]

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