Nearly 80 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Organizations Unveil Proactive Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2019
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-332-2200

Today, a broad and diverse coalition of nearly 80 organizations released a proactive policy agenda for a fully supportive Congress and Administration to advance sexual and reproductive health in the U.S. and around the world. The Blueprint is significant and unprecedented because it is the first time the wide range of reproductive health, justice, and rights organizations have come together to develop a detailed and intersectional policy agenda.

“The Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice” is centered on five principles:

  • Ensure sexual and reproductive health care is accessible to all people.
  • Ensure discriminatory barriers in health care are eliminated.
  • Ensure research and innovation advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice now and in the future.
  • Ensure health, rights, justice and wellness for all communities.
  • Ensure judges and executive officials advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.

From the Blueprint:

“We hold true that in order for people to be free and equal they must be able to exercise complete autonomy over their bodies. That’s why we, a coalition of nearly 80 organizations, have come together to set forth a policy agenda to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for people in the U.S. and around the world.”

The Blueprint is a vision for the future that includes forward thinking ideas to transform sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice policy domestically and globally, as well as basic and fundamental measures to correct the backtracking that has taken place in recent years.Guided by the five key principles, the Blueprint lays out many critical policy goals, including:

  • Coverage of and access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services and qualified providers at no or low cost and without exception for all people, including immigrants, incarcerated individuals, and young people under the age of 18.
  • Full access to abortion that is best for an individual and their circumstances and comprehensive insurance coverage for care.
  • Comprehensive pregnancy and maternal health care strategies that prioritize the health care needs of pregnant and birthing individuals.
  • Strong non-discrimination protections for patients, including protections that ensure providers’ religious or personal beliefs do not dictate patient care.
  • Health care system transformation that prioritizes sexual and reproductive health care, including research and development in the field of reproductive health and scientific integrity and transparency in sexual and reproductive health care.
  • Foreign policy that prioritizes sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Robust response to the global HIV/AIDS crisis.
  • Economic opportunity, freedom from violence, and healthy and safe environments for all individuals, families, and communities.
  • Selection and confirmation of administrative and judicial nominees who will advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.

The Blueprint stems from the palpable urgency, in light of increasingly hostile attacks on reproductive autonomy and rights, for a proactive and transformative agenda. In many parts of the United States and around the world, restrictive laws and policies have made it virtually impossible to access the information, services, and providers people need to care for their health and wellbeing.

The Blueprint can be downloaded at: reproblueprint.org

The nearly 80 organizations who have endorsed the Blueprint are:

Abortion Care Network

Advocates for Youth

AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children,

Youth & Families

All-Options

All* Above All

American Atheists

American Jewish World Service

American Medical Student Association

American Sexual Health Association

AVAC

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Black Women for Wellness

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Catholics for Choice

Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)

Center for Reproductive Rights

Civil Liberties & Public Policy Program

Equity Forward

Gender Justice

Global Justice Center

Guttmacher Institute

Harambee Village Doulas

Healthy Teen Network

Ibis Reproductive Health

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda

International Women’s Health Coalition Ipas

Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health

Jewish Women International

Maroon Calabash

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Abortion Federation

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Council of Jewish Women

National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association

National Health Law Program

National Institute for Reproductive Health

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National LGBTQ Task Force

National Network of Abortion Funds

National Organization for Women

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Women’s Health Network

National Women’s Law Center

New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Not Without Black Women

PAI

People For the American Way

Physicians for Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Population Connection Action Fund

Population Council

Population Institute

Positive Women’s Network-USA

Power to Decide

Reproductive Health Access Project

Secular Coalition for America

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Sierra Club

SisterLove, Inc.

SisterReach

Social Workers for Reproductive Justice

SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!, Inc.

Surge Reproductive Justice

The Afiya Center

The American Civil Liberties Union

The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health

UltraViolet

URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

#VOTEPROCHOICE

Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health

Women with a Vision

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

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