America’s youths are under attack

The Hill

June 28, 2023

OpEd from URGE Executive Director, Kimberly Inez McGuire


“What many don’t realize is how severely young people are affected. Their rights are in crisis, and we need policymakers to open their eyes.

“Restrictive abortion policies harm everyone, but they are especially harmful to young people, who are coming of age in a time when their elected leaders want to control them — not work for them. Almost 350,000 people under the age of 18 become pregnant each year, and 31 percent of them choose to have an abortion; all the while, attacks on contraception have not ceased. Young people who are pregnant deserve the rights and resources to make the decisions that are best for them, whether that means becoming a parent or having an abortion.”