Playing Offense: Advocates Seek Legislation to Protect, Advance Reproductive Rights

RH Reality Check

November 13, 2013

All Above All leaders not only remain optimistic—they are bringing new energy to the effort. “Unfortunately there is a pattern in our movement that goes back decades of failing to address the needs of marginalized women, including low-income women and young women,” said Kierra Johnson, executive director of Choice USA. “This year we are hopeful that we can begin to change that pattern. Women of color, young women, reproductive justice and allied organizations are taking the lead, going deep and broad, using sophisticated communications, policy, and organizing strategies. There really isn’t any reason for the larger organizations not to join the effort, but we realize we are working to undo patterns of power that have been decades in the making.”