Stop Blaming Young Women for Being Mothers - Women's Foundation California

They make it sound like having a baby and your life is over.

I had to leave; my principal or superintendent told me, “you can’t stay here while you are pregnant. You have to go to another school, because [the] pregnant school is required for pregnant people.

The above comments are from young Latinas who were interviewed by California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ is a Women’s Foundation California grant partner). Rocio Co´rdoba, executive director of CLRJ, recently wrote an op-ed that appeared on Huffington Post. She shares the young women’s call for policies that advance their wellbeing and advancement – instead of blaming them for becoming mothers. Check out the op-ed and read the report.

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