Advocates for Youth applauds today’s reintroduction of the EACH (Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Care) Act, legislation which lifts bans on abortion coverage, led by Representatives Lee (D-CA), Degette (D-CO), Shackowsky (D-IL), and Pressley (D-MA) in the House. We are proud to support this groundbreaking legislation to undo harmful restrictions on federal funding for abortion care and help ensure that all people, no matter their income, how they are insured, and where they live, have access to the healthcare they need.
Today, on what should be a celebration of Lunar New Year for Asian American communities around the country and people around the world, we mourn with the people of California after the devastating shooting in Monterey Park.
Advocates for Youth strongly condemns Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling striking down the confidentiality provisions for minors seeking birth control at Title X clinics in Texas. This ruling is misguided and another attack on reproductive health and rights in this country from an anti-reproductive-health movement emboldened by the Dobbs decision.
“We applaud the FDA’s decision to make mifepristone accessible in pharmacies,” said Diana Rhodes, Vice President for Policy, Partnership, and Organizing at Advocates for Youth. “Young people are committed to building access to abortion, and ensuring medication abortion is easily available is a huge part of that."
Advocates applauds Congress and the Biden administration for the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify marriage equality in the United States, ensuring LGBTQ+ people are equally protected in their pursuit for marriage as they build their futures and families.
Advocates for Youth, with a very heavy heart, stands strongly in support of our LGBTQIA+ communities across the country and around the world. We send love and support to the city of Colorado Springs in the wake of the shooting at Club Q.