After years of being on the defensive, a coalition of pro-choice groups in Illinois worked together to draft a comprehensive pro-active, pro-choice piece of legislation in their state.
Opponents of the Illinois state Reproductive Health and Access Act are stoking fears on abortion. But the vast majority of Illinois residents support this comprehensive, reproductive justice-oriented bill.
The first day of the 111th Congressional session saw the introduction in the Senate of the Prevention First Act, a bill that would dramatically increase access to family planning services just as America’s families find themselves on ever more precarious financial footing.
The 111th Congress has an opportunity to pass true common ground legislation that will ensure access to contraception and sexuality education. But will this agenda be derailed by those who push “abortion reduction” instead of reproductive health?