Access to abortion is intrinsically linked to reproductive, racial, and economic justice!
When making the decision to carry a pregnancy and to parent, people consider the added expenses and responsibilities. Forcing anyone to have a child or to add to a family forces them to take on additional economic responsibilities that they otherwise would not have chosen for themselves. Stripping people of this freedom has significant implications for their health, their financial stability and their futures.
The Turnaway Study found that a person denied a wanted abortion is more likely to live in poverty. In fact, years after being denied such an abortion, folks were more likely to not have enough money to cover basic living expenses like food, housing and transportation. Likewise, being denied an abortion had an impact on credit scores, debt, and increased the number of bankruptcies and evictions.
Denying abortion care is a trap that leads to a cycle of poverty. That is a direct contradiction to claims that voters care about the economy but not abortion. This is a false, misleading dichotomy. Asking voters to choose their major concerns without factoring reproductive rights into questions about the economy omits reality. We don’t live single-issue lives. Our reproductive freedom is connected to our economic freedom, and no one should be forced to consider one without the other.
JOIN US in making it clear that a strong economy and financial well being for Rhode Islanders, means we need well-paid jobs and fair workplace policies, both of which require affordable access to abortion!
- Pledge to get out the vote – and to vote your values by making sure the people who represent us stand up for what we believe and work to create a more just Rhode Island!
- Making this pledge is the first step. Next, make sure your friends, family and neighbors also get out and vote for justice in all its forms!
TAKE THE PLEDGE – I WILL VOTE AND I WILL GET AT LEAST FIVE OF MY FRIENDS TO VOTE AND SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT REPRODUCTIVE, RACIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE!
Anti-abortion extremists claim to care about protecting the unborn, but they really care about holding onto power over us, our bodies, and our futures. Well we won’t stand by and let that happen.
We will GET OUT THE VOTE and VOTE OUR VALUES!