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State Abortion Bans Threaten Nearly Seven Million Black Women

State Abortion Bans Threaten Nearly Seven Million Black Women: An issue brief on the threats that nearly 7 million Black women – 57 percent of all Black women of reproductive age – face in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion following the Supreme Court’s overturn of federal abortion rights in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

The State Legislator Reproductive Justice Guide is specifically crafted for state legislators as a vital resource for navigating the Reproductive Justice framework. The guide:

  • Introduces the Reproductive Justice framework, including how to effectively employ it in policymaking and legislative work.
  • Orients legislators to In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, including the work of our partners.
  • Highlights critical state Reproductive Justice policy issues for consideration for prioritizing.
    Offers key messaging approaches to support legislators in advancing Reproductive Justice.
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