Statement from In Our Own Voice
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases that will review a Trump administration rule that would allow employers with religious or moral objections to birth control to limit their employees’ access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act. Marcela Howell, founder and president of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, issued the following statement:
It’s only been 24 hours and I’m still pumped with excitement and ready for action. I’m feeding off of the energy of the thousands of women who I stood in solidarity with on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States on Mar. 4 at the #MyRightMyDecision rally. I do not take lightly the honor of being able to address the crowd on behalf of In Our Own Voice: Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda.
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is thrilled to announce that the 2020-2022 Next Generation Leadership Institute Fellowship Application is now open! The Next Generation Leadership Institute is a paid two-year fellowship conducted during the nine-month academic school year. The Institute serves as a formal pipeline for training students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to become Reproductive Justice leaders.
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda along with our Georgia state partners at SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW and SisterLove Inc, and our national partners at National Asian American Women’s Forum and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, today submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate to voice opposition to the confirmation of Andrew Brasher to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
In Our Own Voice’s Vice President of Government Affairs Jessica Pinckney spoke her truth as a guest on Jennie Wetter’s podcast RePROS Fight Back. She spoke about how the lack of access to quality abortion and maternal health care impacts Black Women.
Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow the Trump administration to deny residence or entry to the country for immigrants who need public assistance. This decision follows last week’s Trump administration announcement of a new visa restriction targeting travelers who are or appear to be pregnant. In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell issued the following statement in support of immigrants’ rights: