Can't Touch This! A Reproductive Justice Teach In

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Can't Touch This! A Reproductive Justice Teach In
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Seattle Young People's Project says
Reproductive justice is the human right of bodily autonomy: A person’s agency to have, or not have children safely, and to overall be healthy. As people of color, our bodies have--and continue to be--subject to control, from forced labor to the Tuskegee Experiment, to government sterilization and lack of safe abortion access.

This year, there was an onslaught of anti-choice bills deliberated in the Washington legislature. Republicans planned to ban any public funding of abortions (including Medicaid) and to require parental notification for minors seeking abortions, among other bills. There were also bills that criminalized trans and gender nonbinary people from using gender-segregated facilities that matched their gender.

These bills would hit youth, trans folks, folks with disabilities, and low-income women of color the hardest. The transphobic and anti-choice movement against reproductive justice wants to ensure that we continue to not have control over our bodies. In this teach-in, we will learn the details of the current transphobic and anti-choice movement against reproductive justice in our state and nationwide. We'll also discuss the origins of reproductive justice and what bodily autonomy means for us. This free event is for youth ages 13-22, and snacks will be provided.
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ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
- Bus routes: 4, 48
- This venue is wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral bathrooms. We cannot guarantee a scent-free space, but please refrain from wearing fragrances.
- Please email us at info@sypp.org if you have other accessibility needs.
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By: Seattle Young People's Project

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