National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice


Group of NYC feminists holding signs - Repeal the Hyde Amendment-Safe Legal Abortion on Demand without Apology-Sexual Self Determination for Poeple with Disabilitis - Stop Forced Sterilization


On December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a challenge to Roe v. Wade that severely threatens access to abortion throughout the land. A decision is expected in early summer. Now is the time to build a powerful movement to confront right-wing opponents of reproductive freedom and show the justices that reproductive justice cannot be denied! On January 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, it is urgent to act, speak out, and educate about how abortion is a life-and-death health issue, a question of economic justice, and a basic human right. Join the movement to defend the right of women and all people to control their own bodies. We say: #StandForRoe #MyDecisionAlone

    What we call for:

  • Protect & expand Roe v. Wade; safe, legal abortion on demand without apology
  • Repeal the Hyde Amendment
  • Overturn state barriers to reproductive choices
  • Stop forced sterilization
  • No to caged kids, forced assimilation, & child welfare abuses
  • End medical & environmental racism; for universal healthcare
  • Defend queer & trans families
  • Guarantee medically sound sex education & affordable childcare
  • Sexual self-determination for people with disabilities
  • Uphold social progress with expanded voting rights & strong unions

Initiated by Radical Women. Endorsed by: Central Phoenix NOW - Inez Casiano, Downtown Women for Change, Freedom Socialist Party, Fuerza Mundial Global, Gender Justice League, Her Heart Beats Too, New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Newark Education Workers Caucus, Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Phoenix Democratic Socialists of America, Raging Grannies Action League, Trabajadoras por la Paz, Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco Human Rights Working Group, Women2Women Phoenix

Add your organization as an endorser and add events to the calendar by contacting
RadicalWomenUS@gmail.com or 206-985-4621. Endorsement form.


January 2022 Actions



SAT., JANUARY 8

Chicago, IL
Defend Abortion Access: Counter Protest March for "Life"
12:30 - 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago
Protest this Midwest anti-abortion conference and march
Initiated by Chicago for Abortion Rights. Endorsed by RW Facebook event.
Contact: RW.illinois@radicalwomen.org about travelling from Naperville.

SAT., JANUARY 22

Phoenix, AZ
Rally for Roe
2:00pm, Civic Space Park, 424 N Central Ave, Phoenix
Sponsored by Coalition to Defend Roe v. Wade. Endorsed by Radical Women.
Let us know you're coming by registering here.
Info: rw.phoenix@radicalwomen.org


San Francisco, CA
Rise up to defend abortion rights! Protest the West Coast “March for Life”
11:30am - Rally at Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave., march to Civic Center, San Francisco
Sponsored by Reproductive Justice SF. Endorsed by Radical Women.
Info: Facebook event
reprojustice.sf@gmail.com

Chicago, IL
March on anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center
2:00pm - 8 S. Michigan Ave., Downtown Chicago
Organized by Party for Socialism & Liberation.
Contact: RW.illinois@radicalwomen.org about travelling from Naperville.

Seattle, WA
No going back on abortion rights! Bannering for Roe v. Wade
1-3pm - Bannering at NE 45th St. overpass of I-5, Seattle
Sponsored by Radical Women and Everett Clinic Defense.
Info: RWseattle@mindspring.com, 206-722-6057

MON., JANUARY 24

Online forum
Defend Roe! No Abortion Bans! Defend & Extend Abortion Access!
5:00 pm CST - Panel discussion with Dr. Barbara Roberts, MD, a leader in the abortion rights movement for over 50 years, and Gina Rozman-Wendle, president of Chicago NOW.
Initiated by Chicago for Abortion Rights. Endorsed by Radical Women. Facebook event and registration link.


October 2021 events


December 2021 actions


Recent media coverage


“Reproductive Rights Are on the Line,” Real Change

Slideshow of National Mobilization actions, with excerpts from speeches

“Abortion rights rally in NYC as Supreme Court takes up Mississippi case,” ABC7NY

“Bay Area activists protest as Supreme Court justices weigh abortion ban,” KTVU Fox news

“Protest outside Phoenix courthouse demands right to abortion,” Phoenix Devil

“Experts weigh in on Supreme Court decision on abortion,” AZfamily.com

Livestream of Radical Women in DC on Dec 1
Morning rally
Afternoon rally
Afternoon picket line
Speaker from Jackson, Mississippi clinic


Organizing Tools


Reproductive Justice Tool Kit

"Mississippi’s Abortion Freedom Fighters," 2 min video

Info on the Mississippi case before the Supreme Court

Labor involvement in the fight for reproductive justice

Downloadable color posters for the 10 demands of the National Mobilization

Suggested chants (print back-to-back and cut in half)


How you can help


Write to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mail to: Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20543. Or use this online form on the Supreme Court website. Sample message here.

Record of Supreme Court justices on abortion.

Leaflet with QR code for writing the Supreme Court.

Donate to costs of the national campaign


Ideas for actions


Organize a rally, march or flash mob

Do bannering and leafleting at bridges and intersections

Hold an online forum, teach-in or conversation

Work with other groups to hold a town hall event addressing a range of key events such as voting rights, reproductive justice, and workers rights during Covid

Online film showing – recommended titles

Hold a Twitter storm with these slogans
#StandForRoe
#MyDecisionAlone

Host a letter-writing hour to address federal and state issues of concern


Resources


Amicus brief on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization from Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, and 16 racial justice, feminist, and labor organizations

Analysis of Texas anti-abortion law SB8

"Women of the World," poem by Nellie Wong, San Francisco

"Ableism and Reproductive Health," speech by Kendra Scalia, New York

Films on reproductive rights

Who was Rosie Jiménez?

Worldwide Fight for Abortion Rights Coming to a Neighborhood Near You,” by Bernadette Logue

Status of abortion laws and access in the U.S.

Lessons from before Roe

What is reproductive justice?

Thurgood Marshall as a defender of reproductive justice

Reproductive health links


Oct-Nov Media coverage


Seattle Women's Marches, The Watchdog, Bellevue, WA, 10/10/21

Op-ed by Mary Ann Curtis in The Voice, Aurora, IL, 11/9/21

Seattle Gay News report of Oct 2-3

PIX11 TV News coverage, New York City

Daily Herald, Naperville, IL coverage

San Francisco rally at the federal building

NBC coverage of San Francisco rally

Telemundo Spanish-language coverage of San Francisco rally

Labor Video interviews and speeches from San Francisco rally

Los Angeles FSP/RW online forum program

Videos of Seattle picketline and rally

Video about the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice

Interview on KPFK's Feminist Radio by Yolanda Alaniz

Article on Oct 3 organizing in Naperville Sun

Brief video on the importance of the Oct. 3 mobilization by Nga Bui, NYC


For more information, to volunteer, add an event to the calendar, or arrange press interviews, contact the National Organizing Center: RW.US@radicalwomen.org • 206-985-4621
Visit the Radical Women website at www.RadicalWomen.org