NYC’s Inaccessible Subway System Is a Reproductive Rights Issue


January 30, 2019

“Imagine trying to navigate steep or icy stairs just to get to affordable transportation. Now, imagine having to do that on your way to or from an appointment for an abortion or other necessary healthcare,” says Kimberly Inez McGuire, Executive Director of Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE). “It’s not enough to have abortion clinics and other healthcare providers in our communities. In order to access those services, people also need to have childcare, transportation to clinics, and paid sick leave. It’s about the bigger picture of what reproductive justice truly means.”