A Person’s Body Should Not be Controlled by Politicians
I fully support the fight for reproductive justice. This issue is not just a social issue, but an economic one. We must fight together to defend a person’s right to control their own body and economic future.
Reproductive justice is the right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children they do have in safe and sustainable communities
A human right.
About access, not just choice. Even when abortion is legal, many people, especially people of color, cannot afford it, or cannot travel hundreds of miles to the nearest clinic. There is no choice where there is no access.
Not just about abortion. Abortion access is critical, but it is also about accessing contraception, comprehensive sex education, STI prevention, alternative birth options, adequate pregnancy care, domestic violence assistance, adequate wages to support families, safe homes, and much more.
I will fight to defend and protect survivors of domestic violence and to increase the social and legal resources to assist people and families in crisis. This means:
Supporting the Violence Against Women Act and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.
Addressing the huge backlog of untested rape kits and making sure the perpetrators of violence against women are held accountable.
Our work towards justice and equality necessarily includes the analysis of power systems and the acknowledgement of intersecting identities. Marginalized people face multiple oppressions and we will only achieve justice by addressing how they impact one another.
Our fight for reproductive justice includes:
Fully funding Planned Parenthood, Title X, and other initiatives that protect healthcare, access to contraception, and the availability of a safe and legal abortion.
Expanding the WIC program for pregnant people, infants, and children.
Opposing all efforts to undermine or overturn Roe v. Wade, and appoint federal judges who will uphold these fundamental rights.
Opposing these so called “heartbeat bills”
Passing the Equal Rights Amendment.
Fighting to end sexual harassment in workplaces, the military, and other institutions.
Protecting people from harassment, discrimination, and violence in educational institutions by protecting and enforcing Title IX.
"Years ago, I was a volunteer escort for Planned Parenthood. I am unapologetically pro-choice and I will continue to fight for a person’s right to control their own body." -- Lisa Ring