Reproduce Rights, Health, and Justice Organizations
Women Help Women
All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the international non-profit organization Women Help Women, which is working to expand access to abortion worldwide. They are based in seventeen countries across four continents, and include activists, counsellors, researchers, and medical professionals. Women Help Women runs workshops with local feminist groups about self-managed abortions and manages hotlines and websites that grant women access to abortion medications, and works to publish research and to disrupt hegemonic narratives about abortion.
Planned Parenthood is the most well-known nonprofit organization that provides reproductive healthcare including birth control, STI testing, cancer screening and preventions, abortions and various other services. Planned Parenthood operates more than 600 clinics across the United States and partners with organizations in 12 different countries.
The National Abortion Federation is a professional association of abortion providers in North America. Their members include private and non- profit clinics, women’s health centers, physicians offices, and hospitals. The Federation’s mission is to provide resources to those seeking abortion care, facilitate educational programs for health care professionals, protect women and providers from anti-abortion violence, and advocate for abortion providers and women who have received abortions.
The National Network of Abortion Funds works to remove the financial and logistical barriers that prevent women from receiving abortions. The organization connects women with the necessary information and funding to have a safe abortion. The network operates through a website with links to instructions on how to access different sources of funding.
The Women’s March is a women-led movement that addresses a diverse set of concerns, including but not limited to reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, worker’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, ending violence, and environmental justice. The Women’s March uses nonviolent resistance tactics driven by values of self-determination, dignity, and respect to tackle systems of oppression.
The National Organization of Women is the largest feminist grassroots activist group in the United States. The organization is committed to a multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to promote feminist ideals, create societal change, eliminate discrimination, and promote equality in all aspects of women’s and girls’ lives.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is a reproductive rights organization that fights for access to abortion care, birth control, paid parental leave, and protection from pregnancy discrimination. NARAL works with a network of state affiliates to promote proactive policies and to educate citizens and lawmakers about the impacts of anti-abortion policies.
URGE is a national organization that aims to educate and unite young activists to achieve justice on local, state, and national scales. Their activism is primarily centered around sexual health and reproductive justice. Additionally, URGE makes inclusivity and diversity central to its mission for justice.
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is a reproductive justice organization that focuses primarily on three program areas: abortion access and affordability, sexual and reproductive health equity, and immigrant women’s health and rights. These programs, which are geared toward supporting Latinas, include local initiatives (such as organizing community kitchens) as well as national policy advocacy in Washington, DC.
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is a Southern based organization that works to establish a network of individuals and organizations to help change policies and systems that negatively impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities, and particularly women of color.
Expose Fake Clinics is a campaign centered around spreading awareness about anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. Expose Fake Clinics partners with other organizations to offer resources and connect activists to address the deceptive nature of fake women’s health clinics.
The Queering Reproductive Justice Toolkit was established by the National LGBTQ+ Task Force. The guide gives an overview of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements as well as the LGBTQ+ movement, ultimately explaining how the movements are related. The toolkit offers a glossary of LGBTQ+ terminology that is common in LGBTQ+ inclusive reproductive advocacy.
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a policy initiative that focuses on abortion access and rights, contraceptive equity and comprehensive sexual education. The group works to protect abortion and contraceptive access for Black women and highlights their reproductive advocacy efforts.
Women on Waves was founded by Dr. Rebecca Gomperts in 1999 to provide a way for women to gain autonomy over their reproductive lives. By operating on a ship, Women on Waves could legally provide abortions for women if they travelled 12 miles offshore, into international waters, where the laws of the ship’s home country--the Netherlands, in this case--apply. Women on Waves drew media attention and international conversations to the consequences of unsafe and illegal abortions.
Women on Web is an online and telemedical abortion service that helps people in need access abortion pills as well as information regarding how to access safe abortion services. This service is particularly crucial for those in countries where abortion is illegal.
The Guttmacher Institute produces evidence-based research on abortion, contraception, STIs, and pregnancy in the United States and internationally with the goals of public education and informing key policy discussions.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global legal advocacy organization that uses the law to promote reproductive freedom. The organization is one of three groups that is known for challenging state laws that restrict reproductive and abortion care. The organization launched its international program in 2016 and notes that it has strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries, including through its work on the United Nations’ first abortion case that decided that preventable maternal deaths is a human rights violation.
Ipas is an international non-governmental organization that is committed to increasing access to contraceptive and abortion care across the globe. The organization trains partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America so that they can provide and advocate for safe and legal abortions.