Everyone should have access to the full range of reproductive health care — including preventive care, family planning, postpartum care and safe, legal abortion — regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity or type of insurance. This basic right is the foundation of freedom and opportunity for Oregonians and their families. But for thousands of Oregonians, this is not the case.
That is why Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon has joined forces with a broad coalition of racial and gender justice, reproductive rights and community groups to introduce the Reproductive Health Equity Act. Under this landmark legislation, Oregon would become the first state in the nation to ensure reproductive health equity for all, but we can’t get there without your support!
Here are 3 ways to take action:
1. Share your story about the importance of reproductive health care in your life.
2. Spread the word about this important legislation on your Facebook and Twitter.
3. Join advocates from across the state in Salem on Tuesday, February 28th to tell Oregon legislators we want reproductive health equity now. Register today!
Even as legislators in D.C. are moving to strip away access to reproductive health care, we can take a bold step to ensure that all Oregonians will have access to high-quality care.
Restrictions on reproductive health care can have profoundly harmful effects on public health, particularly for those who already face significant barriers to receiving 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 (House Bill 2232) fills the gaps in reproductive health coverage in Oregon, so that no one goes into debt for reproductive health care; no one is denied care because of their citizenship status; no one is denied services because of their gender identity; and no one is denied abortion because the cost is too high.
Let’s work to make sure all Oregonians have access to the full range of reproductive health services they need to thrive. Join the campaign for reproductive health equity in Oregon!