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Women’s Reproductive Health in Florida

The League of Women Voters of Florida supports every woman’s right to access affordable, high-quality reproductive health care, including access to abortion services and birth control.  Public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right to privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.

The League of Women Voters of Florida supports treating reproductive rights — including access to abortion — as a healthcare issue decidable by a woman and her qualified healthcare provider.

Through comprehensive sex education in schools, we can help to prevent unintended pregnancy. With increased access to publicly-funded family planning services and information on sexually transmitted diseases and birth control, Florida can decrease unintended pregnancies and other healthcare issues.

In collaboration with 50+ organizations in the Floridians for Reproductive Freedom coalition in opposition to current or proposed restrictions on birth control and or abortion, the League of Women Voters of Florida has ensured that our voice is heard.

 

Key Issues:

  • Provide women with information on the full range of reproductive healthcare
  • Support of legislation that advances reproductive rights and comprehensive sex education
  • Oppose legislation that puts restrictions on healthcare options for women.
  • Initiate a campaign to write Letters-to-the-Editor in support of reproductive rights.
  • Raise awareness of the impact on reproductive rights in Supreme Court cases,  Nominations to State and Federal Courts and how Crisis Pregnancy Centers are funded

What can you do?

  • Participate in the Reproductive Health & Justice Committee monthly phone calls on the 2nd Monday of each month at noon. You must pre-register to receive call-in instructions
  • Find out about RHJ committee activities in your area by using the LWVFL chapters list

For specific recent information and opinions on women’s reproductive rights and access to birth control, click here.

Reproductive Health and Justice Issue Chair: Jo Shim 

Join the LWVFL Reproductive Health and Justice Team! You must be a member of the League of Women Voters of Florida or one of our Local Chapters to participate, please become a member HERE.

How You Can Get Involved
Ways to get involved with this issue:

The LWVFL Reproductive Health & Justice Committee welcomes League members interested in engaging actively in eliminating barriers to abortion and other reproductive health care. The RHJ Committee coordinates LWVFL actions pertaining to reproductive health care and access. We work to leverage LWVFL’s numbers in defending reproductive health and access.

Follow this link to RSVP and to receive call-in instructions for conference call held monthly on the 2nd Monday at noon:   http://tinyurl.com/LWVF-RHJCommittee

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