The climate of reproductive rights in Michigan is dismal, at best. While we have been successful in working with legislators to introduce some proactive legislation, we continue to be on the defense.
Advocacy and Education
Pro-active reproductive health legislation introduced in both state houses has not moved this current session. Anti-abortion bills such as HB4833 and HB4834, as well as HB4787 and HB4830, are expected to move quickly with legislators laser-focused on imposing these restrictions.
RECLAIM has identified the fundamental need to protect women’s reproductive health decisions from the interference of legislative restrictions that are not science-based and do not advance safety, but, in fact, obstruct women from making personal decisions safely.
We are uniquely suited to a high level of advocacy work as a result of our founding officers’ long standing history of and reputation for successful abortion rights advocacy and innovative abortion care. The relationships that our founders have cultivated over the last 40+ years are invaluable and position RECLAIM to move this work forward quickly. We expand connections to continue advocacy work by offering local events and meetings to share information and listen to the concerns within our communities.
Through our advocacy and education work, RECLAIM exposes the state of women’s reproductive health care in Michigan and educates supporters, legislators, and the public on the dangers of legislation that impedes a woman’s access to safe and legal abortion. Together with you, our communities, our partners, and coalitions, RECLAIM will increase awareness and support for legislation and policies that do improve and support the health of women and families.