Our Commitment to Reproductive Justice
Today the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and we are overwhelmed with feelings of anger, frustration, and determination to fight. Thirteen states have trigger laws making abortion immediately illegal and we know there are more to come. We are inspired by the immediate wave of organizing against these laws and for systems to help birthing people access safe, affordable abortion. The resistance we have seen is only possible by long-term investment into the ecosystem of organizations leading this work. Reproductive justice is intersectional work. It is essential for Black liberation, economic justice, trans liberation, and so many of the movements that Solidaire members are devoted to.
There is hardly any more fundamental human right than the ability to control what happens to our bodies. This is why we say: reproductive justice is central to Black liberation. —Paris Hatcher, Black Feminist Future
We are steadfast in our commitment to abortion access and body autonomy. We know that reproductive justice is essential for our collective liberation and that it requires both full abortion access and gender-affirming health services. Denying these rights disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, immigrant, and working-class birthing people. Now more than ever we need to uplift the work of our movement partners leading in this field.
Groundswell Fund is a fund dedicated to intersectional grassroots organizing for reproductive justice that we contribute to through our Social Justice Fund portfolio. Please sign the pledge from our coalition of philanthropists committed to reproductive justice and learn about the powerful organizations we are able to support through our partnership with Groundswell. Our movement partner Feminist Women’s Health Center provides safe, affordable abortion in Georgia. Also in our Black Liberation Pooled Fund are SisterSong, the largest national multi-ethnic Reproductive Justice collective, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW fighting for reproductive justice across the South, and Sister Reach reproductive advocates in Tennessee.
Our current movement partners fighting for reproductive justice and body autonomy include:
Our movement partner Black Feminist Future launched their Abortion is Freedom campaign to mobilize Black-led actions across the country. We want to highlight our movement partner the Movement for Black Lives recommendations for how to support local abortion funds and abortion access hotlines.
Our members have been educating themselves about the urgency of this movement using tools like our Reproductive Justice Reader and Black Feminist Future’s Abortion is Freedom Action Toolkit
We will continue to flank reproductive justice and trans liberation and prioritize the work of those most impacted. As Paris Hatcher from Black Feminist Future wrote in her timely op-ed today, “There is hardly any more fundamental human right than the ability to control what happens to our bodies. This is why we say: reproductive justice is central to Black liberation.”