In response to a week-long anti-abortion propaganda campaign by the Trump administration, a billboard truck by Reproaction circled the White House with a clear message: Misinformation about abortion is blatant, fear-mongering propaganda.
Reproaction co-founder and co-director Erin Matson participated in a call-in press conference hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, moderated by its executive director Tarina Keene. Other speakers included Gaby Garcia-Vera, states program manager of Catholics for Choice, Dr. Sara Imershein, OB-GYN, and Alicia Hupprich, an abortion storyteller. The call discussed the inflammatory, misinformation being spread by anti-abortion politicians in Virginia, the need for medical experts – not politicians – to provide care for patients, how further restrictions only serve to harm patients, and the vital necessity of abortion access and the importance of holding legislatures accountable to protecting and expanding access to reproductive freedom for all Virginians.
Abortion opponents show no decency because they’re desperate.
Reproaction co-founder and co-director Erin Matson hosted speakers Tarina Keene, executive director NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, and Sharon Kann, reproductive rights director for Media Matters for America on a call-in press conference to discuss Virginia’s anti-abortion activity including anti-abortion zealotry leading to suspicion and punishment of women for a variety of pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage; as well as the pitiful state of abortion access today, the rampant pro-life harassment occurring against abortion providers, people who have abortion, and policymakers who support them, and Reproaction’s demand to stop prosecuting self-managed abortion in the United States.
Reproaction co-founder and co-director Pamela Merritt hosted speakers Indra Lusero, staff attorney for National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman, and a Gateway Women’s Access Fund board member on a call-in press conference to discuss Missouri’s limited access to abortion, the state’s history of policing and incarcerating women, and the Supreme Court now having a 5-4 anti-abortion majority poised to strike down or gut Roe v. Wade and how it puts women at risk.
The pain progressives feel in Virginia is real. We reject racism and blackface from our political leaders. We stand with and believe sexual assault survivors, and we demand that our political leaders treat women with respect.
Our Stop Prosecuting Abortion campaign discusses the real-life consequences of punishing women for pregnancy outcomes, and backs it up with innovative actions to help this country change course.
The Laura Flanders Show featured the first video from our Stop Prosecuting Abortion campaign