Take Action to Defend and Protect Reproductive Freedom

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NYSUT supports a woman’s right to control her reproductive life and is dedicated to protecting women’s health at the state and national level.

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling severely limiting access to safe, legal abortions, NYSUT’s Women’s Committee has compiled a list of resources to help members and concerned New Yorkers make their voices heard on this important issue and stay up to date with the latest, accurate information about reproductive services.


Get the Facts

ACLU Discussion Guide
The American Civil Liberties Union’s digital reference guide of quick, crucial facts about abortion rights.

Advisory Reminding New Yorkers Abortion Is Legal and Protected in New York State
Guidance to New Yorkers about their rights under the Reproductive Health Act of 2019.

Economic Policy Institute: Economics of Abortion (video)
Co-hosted with the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, the Economic Policy Institute brought together economists, academics and advocates, to discuss the economic implications of abortion rights.

Equal Rights Amendment
A website detailing the Equal Rights Amendment, which would amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee equal legal rights for women.

Reproductive Health Options in New York State
A website offering details about abortion rights, providers, treatment options and resources for mental health support and payment.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood advocates for public policies that protect and expand reproductive rights and provides a full range of sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion.

National Women's Law Center
The NWLC fights in the courts, in public policy and in our society, to find solutions to gender inequity and to break down barriers, particularly for women of color, LGBTQ people and low-income women and families.

Dobbs v. Jackson: Women's Health Organization and the Erosion of Liberty
A timely primer on fundamental rights, and what happens to a right when is left in the hands of the electorate. An informative and well-researched article from the AFT's American Educator magazine By Khiara M. Bridges .

Make Your Voice Heard

Coalition of Labor Union Women
Formed in 1974, CLUW is a nonpartisan organization for union women that works within the framework of the labor movement, to find solutions to shared problems and concerns and develop plans to address them.

ERA Coalition
The group is a network of 250 national organizations working to amend the Constitution and pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice America organizes and mobilizes to fight for access to abortion care, birth control, paid parental leave and protections from pregnancy discrimination.

NOW National Organization for Women
Founded in 1966, NOW is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. It promotes feminist ideals and protects the equal rights of women and girls in all aspects of social, political and economic life.

Take Action

Women's March
Locate grassroots activities, trainings, outreach programs and events in your area through Women’s March, a women-led movement that provides intersectional education on a range of issues.

Founded in 2017, Supermajority is a voting advocacy hub focused on protecting women’s rights and bringing women together as a political force that transcends age, race and background.

Defend Choice
The Democratic Party’s nationwide effort to protect abortion access in the United States.

Emily's List
Founded in 1985, it recruits and supports female candidates for elected office that support education, health care, voting rights and economic equality.

A national women’s advocacy organization that highlights issues like reproductive rights, healthcare, economic security, immigrants’ rights and criminal and racial justice.