Several recent news stories have raised issues involving disability and reproductive decision-making in a rather negative way. A small group of people, who identify with both the reproductive rights and the disability rights movements, have drafted a statement in response to these developments.
It is a brief statement that aims to inject a different perspective into the conversation. While the inspiration came from two recent news events, this was an opportunity to re-affirm a reproductive rights/disability rights alliance so that each movement is not used to undermine the other.
For background on the two negative recent news events visit:
CLPP has signed on to support the launch of a manifesto against the way the abortion issue is being exploited in the current electoral period in Brazil.
CLPP has joined national, state and local organizations by signing on to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's letter to the CDC and Obama's administration regarding the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. There are currently no questions on this important survey that can be used to identify transgender students and help eliminate the harassment and assault they face every day.
On November 27th, Lani Blechman, CLPP Program/Communications Coordinator, will head to Strasbourg, France where she will be representing CLPP at the forum, “LGBTQI young people at the doorstep of health care: Understanding obstacles and increasing access”.
We're looking for two organized, responsible and dedicated students to coordinate the student organizing of our annual reproductive justice conference: From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom.
As part of the Fall Reproductive Justice Workshop Series, the CLPP student group presents: