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Celebrating the Win for Abortion Rights in Ohio

The vote is a testament to the work of advocates and organizers in Ohio, and to the young people mobilizing every day to protect and expand abortion access for all. Young people are working to move this country forward, and they won’t be stopped by extremists’ agenda of harm and control.

Advocates for Youth Calls for an End to the Violence in Gaza and Israel

Over the last week we have seen the disproportionate toll the violence in Gaza and Israel has taken on young people and the leadership of young people coming together for peace and justice.The gravity and impact of the harm done these past few days, weeks, years, and decades is unmeasurable and horrific. It is not borne equally by all of us and we mourn lives lost and support those most impacted.

Advocates for Youth, American Society for Emergency Contraception Launch EC Network on Campuses Nationwide

Today, as lawmakers advance restrictions on reproductive health care that disproportionately impact young people, Advocates for Youth and the American Society of Emergency Contraception (ASEC) are launching the EC Access Network to expand access to emergency contraception (EC) on college campuses. Through a  partnership with 6 EC manufacturers and distributors, the EC Access Network will provide 135,000 EC pills to students on 500 campuses nationwide.

Statement on Looming Government Shutdown

Advocates for Youth is furious over a looming government shutdown. Congress has  until September 30 at midnight to prevent a government shutdown by passing Appropriations bills or a Continuing Resolution. Instead, extreme House Republicans are abusing the Appropriations process to advance their anti-immigrant, anti-reproductive rights, and anti-LGBTQ agenda. All summer we saw extreme House Republicans threaten to cut federal funding over gender affirming care, drag shows, Pride flags, and even LGBTQ+ community centers. 

Mourning Victims of White Supremacy in Jacksonville

This weekend, racially motivated gun violence took three people’s lives in Jacksonville, Florida. We mourn the losses of Angela Michelle Carr, 52, Anolt Joseph “AJ” Laguerre Jr., 19, and Jerrald Gallion, 29.

We condemn the violent actions of the killer, and the toxic culture that empowered white supremacist violence. We must stop the radicalization of young white men that is enabled by politicians who pander to extremists for votes. We must work alongside those who are leading efforts to end white supremacy and gun violence. Young people are working for a time when everyone can live free from violence and fear.

Mifepristone is safe and effective, and has been safely used by millions

Advocates for Youth condemns and rejects the 5th circuit’s ruling that would limit mifepristone availability. The case against mifepristone is groundless, and was fabricated as part of the anti-abortion movement’s efforts to end legal abortion everywhere in this country. Mifepristone is part of a safe and effective regimen for abortion care, and has been safely used by millions since it was approved over 20 years ago.

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