Power To Decide Joins 100 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Groups to Advance Reproductive Health for All
(Washington, D.C.) —On Thursday November 15, Power to Decide joined 100 reproductive health, rights, and justice groups in outlining a bold and proactive vision for policymakers to advance sexual and reproductive health. This vision statementis the first step in a larger process in which these groups will work collectively to provide legislative and administrative policy recommendations that advance our shared goals.
Ginny Ehrlich, CEO, Power to Decide, issued the following in regards to the vision statement:
“At Power to Decide, we believe that everyone - regardless of who they are or where they live - should have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go to make that a reality – especially among those who face other forms of systematic oppression. Just one indicator of the work we need to do relates to contraceptive access. More than 19 million women in need of publicly funded birth control live in contraceptive deserts, or counties without reasonable access to a clinic offering the full range of methods.
Power to Decide is committed to reducing these disparities by working towards policies and programs that build a system of support that enables everyone to live life on their own terms.”