Restrictions on reproductive health care can have profoundly harmful effects on our health and well-being, particularly for those who already face significant barriers to accessing high-quality care, such as low-income women, women of color, immigrant women, young women, survivors of domestic violence, and transgender and gender-nonconforming people.
The Reproductive Health Equity Act ensures that Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity or type of insurance, have access to the full range of preventive reproductive health services, including family planning, abortion, and postpartum care. Healthier bodies lead to healthier families, and healthier families lead to healthier communities. Our elected leaders need to hear from all of us why this bill matters and why they must act now.
Telling our elected representatives about our experiences and our priorities is one of the ways we can influence the laws that impact our lives and communities. Sharing your story, or just that this bill matters to you, makes a difference! Your voice matters.
Now take action by sharing this on social media and invite others to contact their legislators too. The more messages sent, the more our elected leaders know that reproductive health equity matters and that this bill addresses a real need in Oregon. You can also learn more about our campaign and get more involved by checking out our website.