From abortion rights to social justice

June 1st, 2012

Categories: economic justice, Funds, unfair laws

It's not just about abortion. As someone who answers the hotline at an abortion fund, I know that for most of the people who call it's not just one thing that they're going through. It's not uncommon for us to hear, "I'm homeless, I don't have a job, I have three children, and I don't know what to do." We know there's a lot going on there that has to be addressed, and that's why it's important that we work with other movements. - Lindsey O-Pries

This spring we participated in the 26th Annual Conference of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program at Hampshire College, "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom" -- it's an amazing and energizing conference open to social justice activists across the country, and anyone interested in social justice should consider attending! Here is our own Lindsey O-Pries reporting back from the strategic action session, "Abortion Access" and the struggles that the people who we help are facing every day.