Young People in the South and Midwest Celebrate the EACH Woman Act
March 12, 2019
Washington, DC (March 12, 2019)– In response to the newly introduced legislation, the EACH Woman Act, Kimberly Inez McGuire, Executive Director of URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, issued this statement:
“In a time of conservative attacks on our health and rights, the EACH Woman Act presents a bold and proactive vision for ending the bans that deny abortion coverage. The Hyde Amendment, which the EACH Woman Act would erase, was created to take abortion access away from low-income people and people of color. Young people are among those most harmed by bans on abortion coverage, and we applaud the EACH Woman Act and thank the brave lawmakers leading this visionary bill.
“Today’s bicameral introduction of the EACH Woman Act is a progressive and necessary step in to ensure that young people can determine when and if to continue a pregnancy or become parents.
“URGE and the young people we work with every day in the South and Midwest celebrate today but know that the work is not done. We must also dismantle the tangled web of restrictions and clinic shutdown laws, and confront abortion stigma, to ensure that young people can access abortion care with dignity and without barriers. URGE will continue to offer young people a radical political home where they can belong and continue to fight for the justice that they deserve.”
URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity is the only national, multi-racial reproductive justice organization led by and for young people. URGE envisions a world where all people have agency over our own bodies and relationships and the power, knowledge, and tools to exercise that agency. We’re making that vision a reality by engaging young people in creating and leading the way to sexual and reproductive justice, with civic engagement as a core strategy. We inspire youth organizers to discover their own strength and transform it into leadership. Learn more at URGE.org