We are proud of our left-flank analysis, and are not in this fight to protect the past or maintain the status quo. The current state of abortion access—the closed clinics, financial barriers, insulting hurdles, baseless religious exemptions, and terrorism against providers—is a degrading, man-made humanitarian crisis.
It’s time to get loud!
We refuse “compromises” that restrict abortion and we’re not concerned with getting invited to the meeting. We are in this for dignity, justice, and liberation.
What we are starting now will not be more of the same.
Reproaction celebrates legal, accessible, and funded abortion as a great thing. We embrace sex and sexuality. We hold the right to parent and the right to raise children in safe and healthy communities as equally sacred in this struggle for dignity. Women must be able to have sex and become parents on their own terms if they are ever to enjoy political, social, and economic equality. We embrace racial justice, LGBTQ equality, and the moral authority of all who seek abortions. Anything less is an insult and unacceptable.
So, here comes the fun part: We’re going to be doing some raucous work. We’ll hold accountable those who stand in our way, including “allies” and “friends” who say it’s not yet the right time to do the right thing. We’ll break convention and engage in civil disobedience when necessary. We’ll organize rabble-rousers on the ground. Woo-hoo!
We seek to foster a culture of direct action within the entire movement. We think people with great ideas need support, not a permission slip; and we think it’s clear there’s not much more to lose. It’s time to do something different.