AAUW supports the right of every woman to safe, accessible, affordable, and comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services. This position stems from AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities, which advocate “to guarantee equality, individual rights and social justice for a diverse society , AAUW supports: choice in the determination of one’s reproductive life…increased access to quality, affordable health care and family planning services, including expansion of patient rights.”
Family planning fosters self-sufficiency, promotes preventive health care and educates women on ways to protect themselves and their families. AAUW trusts that every woman has the ability to make her own informed choices regarding her reproductive life within the dictates of her own religious and moral beliefs. Further, AAUW holds that these deeply personal decisions should be made without governmental interference.
While we are fortunate up to this point in California to have reproductive justice, we must still be vigilant to ensure that new legislation does not weaken Roe v. Wade and that our collective voices continue to be heard. These organizations focus on reproductive health issues and legislation that affects a woman’s right to choose. AAUW California has no responsibility for content of these sites.
- California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
- Kaiser Family Foundation
- Planned Parenthood of California
- NARAL Pro Choice America
- NARAL Pro Choice California
- Center for Reproductive Rights
- The Power of Choice Project