Abortion Coverage Is Economic Justice

October 1, 2020 in Blog , Reproductive Rights

This year marks 44 years of anti-abortion politicians propping up the Hyde Amendment, a measure that denies abortion coverage to those who are struggling to make ends meet. The harm falls hardest on people who are already marginalized by our health care system, especially women of color, young people, transgender, and non-binary people. Instead of perpetuating this harm, we need to ensure […]

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We Won’t Go Back: An Open Letter from State and Local Legislators Urging the U.S. Supreme Court to Defend Abortion Access

May 28, 2020 in Blog , Reproductive Rights

In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first major abortion rights decision since Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have taken the bench, over 300 local and state elected officials have signed on to the open letter below, urging the Justices to stand by decades of precedent and reject the medically unnecessary Louisiana law which would shut […]

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Black Maternal Health Week 2020

April 10, 2020 in Reproductive Rights

SiX is proud to parter with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance on Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), a week of education and advocacy around the experiences of Black Mamas. From April 11th through April 17th, through a series of digital and community events, BMHW will uplift Black-women led entities to focus on the root causes of poor maternal […]

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Abortion is Essential Healthcare

April 8, 2020 in Reproductive Rights

Crisis does not erase inequality. It lays it bare. We’ve seen how low-income communities of color, have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. And we’ve seen how anti-abortion officials are pulling out all the stops to use this crisis as an excuse to ban abortion. During this unprecedented pandemic, our elected officials should be focused on our families’ […]

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COVID-19 + Repro Resources

March 26, 2020 in Blog , Reproductive Rights

In this urgent global health pandemic, anti-abortion lawmakers are once again playing politics with people’s lives and health, and there are very real reproductive health impacts and needs this moment presents.  Click here for general RFLC talking points on the coronavirus. Important: Here are some issues that you should talk to your repro coalition and abortion […]

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Repealing Hyde Not Just an Issue for DC

October 7, 2019 in Blog , Reproductive Rights

By: Rep. Sheryl Cole, MPT Delia Garza, Rep. Joyce McCreight, CM Carlina Rivera Representative Sheryl Cole represents Texas District 46. Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza represents District 2 in Southeast Austin.Representative Joyce “Jay” McCreight represents Maine District 51.Council member Carlina Rivera represents the 2nd Council District of New York City Council. The national conversation about reproductive […]

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SiX Expands Reproductive Rights Team

September 4, 2019 in Blog , Reproductive Rights

As abortion restrictions in state legislatures ramp up across the country, the SiX Reproductive Rights team is expanding.  Three new staff members join Kelly Baden, Director of Reproductive Rights, and Sophia Kerby, Deputy Director of Reproductive Rights, and will grow the power of the Reproductive Rights team to provide state lawmakers the support they need […]

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Statement from the Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council on the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 22, 2019 in Blog , Reproductive Rights , Uncategorized

The Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council is the only national, cross-state cohort of pro-choice state legislators in the country, with 326 members from 46 states. The RFLC is a project of State Innovation Exchange (SiX). The 46th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision Roe v. Wade comes at a critical time in our […]

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SiX on Kavanaugh Vote: Believe Survivors, Reject Kavanaugh

September 28, 2018 in Press , Reproductive Rights

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following yesterday’s powerful testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and with action by the U.S. Senate on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court imminent, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), issued the following statement: “We believe survivors, stand with Dr. Ford, and join millions of Americans in opposing […]

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South Carolina State Senator Margie Bright Matthews: Legislatures Are Ground Zero in Fight for Abortion Access

September 14, 2018 in Blog , Reproductive Rights

Published in The State September 14, 2018. See the original post here. As Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings wrap up and Roe v. Wade remains at risk, my colleagues and I in state legislatures across the country have our work cut out for us in defending the rights and reproductive health care for women and families. […]

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A New Day for Reproductive Health in New Jersey

February 23, 2018 in Blog , Reproductive Rights

By New Jersey Sen. Loretta Weinberg  The resistance is alive in the Garden State. Just a few weeks into 2018, we in New Jersey are already reversing eight years of setbacks to reproductive rights and health that former Gov. Chris Christie so outrageously spearheaded. New Jersey was one of two states, along with Washington, that […]

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Connecting the Dots: How Contraception and Abortion Insurance Coverage Ensures Economic Security for Families

February 9, 2018 in Blog , Reproductive Rights

By Agata Pelka The ability to plan, time, and space children is inextricably linked with economic opportunity, stability, and security for women and families. This is no surprise to the majority of women who report using contraception as a means to complete their education, keep or get a job, and to support themselves and their […]

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SiX Launches Reproductive Rights Program to be Led by State Policy and Advocacy Expert Kelly Baden

July 13, 2017 in Reproductive Rights , Uncategorized

This week, SiX is excited to announce a new program—led by state policy and advocacy expert Kelly Baden—that will expand our capacity to help legislators advance and defend policies that safeguard reproductive rights at the state level. As SiX’s first-ever Director of Reproductive Rights, Baden will work to fully integrate this critical issue into the work of the organization and its […]

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