Advocacy

 


There are many avenues of reproductive rights activism. In addition to the resources highlighted in the subject pages, below are additional direct links to tools, talking points, presentation outlines, connecting to other activists, and other resources to become involved.

 

By Locale
 

The Guttmacher Institute provides research and news analysis specific to each state as well as nationally.

NARAL and Planned Parenthood also pinpoint state-specific news and tips for advocacy on local and national campaigns.

Mapping Our Rights: Navigating Discrimination Against Women, Men, and Families is an interactive resource for examining reproductive rights policies state-by-state. The site allows a search by specific reproductive issue or allows all reproductive rights issues to be included in the policy report.

 

General Reproductive Rights
 

Planned Parenthood and NARAL host action centers to direct advocates to specific campaigns, provide advocates with presentation tools and talking points, and connect advocates with legislators and other individuals.

National Organization for Women (NOW) advocates for 'Reproductive Justice' as every woman's right; they support and direct activists to reproductive rights and other women's and human issues.

SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) works for the right of all people to have accurate information about their sexuality and sexual health. SIECUS gives information and direction for activism, including state and legislative profiles, talking points about current controversy, and directions for sexuality and sexual health advocacy.


Specific Issues and Populations
 

Abortion Access Project provides downloadable campaign materials, brochures, and other materials for public education.

Resolve collects current information about advocating for infertility issues in state and national legislation.

Choice USA addresses popular reproductive rights issues as well as those that get less press, including LGBT issues with reproductive rights, the effects of welfare reform, and reproductive rights for students.

NLIRH works to promote the voice of the Latino community to advance the reproductive rights of Latinas.

Black Women's Health for political advocacy provides talking points about sex education, STDs, a full range of reproductive health options, and the effects of welfare laws and abusive uses pf contraception and sterilization on Black women.

Republicans for Choice believe that women and men are best served by policies that support family planning and a woman's right to choose.

Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood and the Pro-Choice Public Education Project are two resources devoted to supporting the efforts of youth in reproductive rights advocacy.

Religion and Reproductive Rights

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is a multi-faith organization that provides talking points about reproductive rights from a faith-based perspective and links to specific-faith statements of support for reproductive rights.

The Planned Parenthood Pro-Choice Religious Network helps clergy of diverse faiths to become involved in reproductive rights advocacy.

Catholics for a Free Choice offers support for Catholic pro-choice advocates of reproductive and sexual freedom.

MergerWatch is an organization that monitors and reports on how religiously-informed public policy affects reproductive rights, including a pharmacist's refusal to dispense contraceptives, physician's refusal to perform procedures, and others. The site offers many presentation tools for public advocacy and speaking.

 

Legal Perspectives
 

The Center for Reproductive Rights supplies an online toolkit for abortion rights advocacy and legal fact sheets about parental notification, so-called "partial birth" abortion bans, EC, contraceptive equity, Title X family planning, and more.

The ACLU's home for "Life, Liberty, and Reproductive Freedom" is called Take Issue, Take Charge. It provides information and tools for activists and links to blogs on reproductive rights issues, all in the interest of promoting women's right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health free from government interference.

 

Feminist Organizations
 

The Feminist Women's Health Center advises advocates on ways to take action for reproductive rights.

Activists of the Feminist Majority Foundation monitor threats to reproductive rights in the US and State Supreme Courts and provide fact sheets and calls to action for reproductive rights issues.

FeministCampus.org links to information about joining or starting reproductive rights campaigns in university populations.