Abortion is health care. #stopthebans .
Birth control is health care. Emergency contraceptives are health care. Reproductive health care is health care. And health care is the power to control your body and your future. I wouldn’t be finishing my first year at Columbia (as the first person in my family to attend college) if I hadn’t had access to reproductive health care through @plannedparenthood. I am 100% pro-choice and I mean that in every sense. The choice if or when to start a family; the choice to pursue higher education; the choice to go after the job of your dreams; the choice to build a life not predetermined by your circumstances, gender, or zip code. And if we want to live in a world where all people with uteruses have the power of choice, we’re going to have to go out there and fight for it. .
Here at Oddball, we consider ourselves and our community a passionate bunch. Including, issues surrounding reproductive rights. Our co-founder, @libbyshabada, shared her story of having an abortion to help normalize this topic, which you can read in the link in her Instagram bio. And to celebrate all women (cis, trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary) and people with uteruses, we are working on a line of protest pins. Watch this space! 🥳
I am so incredibly proud of the work that @sistersong_woc organized during #essencefest this year. Our #trustblackwomen Street Team partnered with Atlanta Jobs With Justice and hit the streets getting signatures for our #RJPetition against #abortionbans. We co-sponsored an event with @civrightscorps on the intersection of RJ and criminalization. And we co- sponsored a dinner discussion with influencers hosted by the amazing @angelarye where we talked about the power of the Black Woman’s vote. I have always had a desire to move Reproductive Justice front and center at the Essence Festival, and this year was a big step for us. Next year will be epic!