One year ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned our constitutional right to abortion. Since then, we’ve seen continued efforts to rollback our back human rights, whether it’s removing access to abortion care or passing neverending waves of anti-trans legislation. Despite the rhetoric and policies demeaning what we hold dear, we continue to stand up, to defy this ruling, and to build collectively, in every way.
Women’s Foundation California has spent decades creating, nurturing, and investing in a reproductive justice movement led by BIPOC women and gender expansive folks who saw Roe for what it was – a floor. And now, one year after Dobbs, we’ve only deepened our actions and our unwavering commitment to reproductive justice for everyone.
WFC has spent decades supporting BIPOC leaders who are building towards liberation and advancing reproductive justice. All along they saw Roe for what it was – a floor.
We are actively collaborating with the Newsom Administration to build the infrastructure for the multi-state Reproductive Freedom Alliance to protect and expand access to care.
Across nearly two decades, our Solís Policy Institute (SPI) has trained over 600 women and gender expansive folks, the majority people of color, who shape the legislative landscape and reproductive justice work in California.
Our Solís Policy Institute (SPI) continues to strengthen reproductive justice work in California and build a pipeline of leadership.The policy and organizing work by SPI fellows and alum has put new laws on the books like Abortion Access on College Campuses and positioned California in a “ready stance.” We’ve trained over 600 leaders, most of whom are Black, Indigenous, Latinx women and gender expansive folks, who are the vanguard of our intersectional gender justice movement. This year our SPI Reproductive Justice and Trauma Justice team is working on AB 957, a bill aimed at protecting LGBTQ+ youth and encourages parents to affirm their child’s gender identity.
We are dedicated to advancing policies that promote reproductive justice. WFC is proud to support the Future of Abortion Council (FAB) of more than 40 organizations across the state recommending policy guidelines to lawmakers for how to make and keep abortion safe and accessible. The FAB Council works around the clock advocating for the California Legislature to take meaningful action, resulting in passing 15 policies in 2022 and introducing 17 bills this session. Stay up to date on their progress.
Additionally, we are actively collaborating with the Newsom Administration to build the infrastructure for the multi-state Reproductive Freedom Alliance to protect and expand access to care. This Reproductive Freedom Alliance includes governors from 21 states, including California, that have made a commitment to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom in their states.
We invite you to stand in solidarity and take action for reproductive justice today. Help us continue to build long term support for our movement leaders. Every win is big for our reproductive freedom so let’s do it together!
You can support our partners and this work by supporting WFC. By purchasing our reproductive justice zine, you are funding our work to resource our phenomenal reproductive justice movement partners throughout California.
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With every zine purchased, you are funding our work to resource our phenomenal reproductive justice movement partners throughout California. Here’s a list of our incredible Black, Indigenous, AAPI, and Latinx-led reproductive justice organizations and partners.