SiX is committed to helping state legislators change the conversation and change course in order to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice.
A years-long trend of state-level abortion restrictions has resulted in more than 350 new laws and a resulting patchwork landscape of abortion access across the country, meaning a person’s ability to receive quality abortion care often depends on the state in which they live and the size of their paycheck. SiX is committed to helping state legislators change the conversation and change course in order to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice. That’s why in January 2018, the State Innovation Exchange launched the Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council (RFLC).
Access to abortion and the whole gamut of reproductive healthcare is an issue of economic justice, racial justice, and human rights.”
— Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman
The Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council is a cohort of over 200 state legislators from over 40 states committed to leading on reproductive rights, health, and justice by promoting a bold, unapologetic stance in favor of abortion rights and embracing the role state lawmakers play in protecting and advancing those rights. Council members signed onto a Vision and Values platform, which can be found in full under the Policy Options tab, below.