In Our Own Voice

Reproductive Justice is Economic Justice: My Testimony to Congress

Five minutes is not a lot of time, but as a Black woman, when you have an opportunity to advocate for your sisters before members of Congress, you make it work.

Today I had the privilege of testifying to members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The members convened a hearing to examine state efforts to undermine access to reproductive health care. Other participants included Fatima Goss Graves, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Women’s Law Center and Dr. Colleen McNicholas, Chief Medical Officer, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, and Jennifer Box of St. Louis Missouri.

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Black Women Connect the Dots Between Domestic Violence and Reproductive Justice

By Lexi White, Senior Policy Manager

Black Women Connect the Dots Between Domestic Violence and Reproductive Justice

During the month of October, we have been talking about domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Earlier this month In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda partnered with several other Reproductive Justice organizations for our 2019 Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Week of Solidarity Campaign. Our hope is to bring awareness to important intersections between DV and IPV and Reproductive Justice.

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