One of the most powerful ways of standing up for important policy issues, like reproductive health care, is getting political on social media. When you just can't find the words to accurately express your rage/anxiety/gratitude, why not share quotes about reproductive rights by people who can explain it even better?
You'd think that reproductive justice is something everyone would agree on, but as we've seen recently (as well as for, well, an awful of history), it's not. It seems as though every day, Donald Trump's administration takes another step toward stripping the rights away from people to obtain reproductive health care — whether that's low-cost abortions, emergency contraception, or family planning services.
Besides working toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, Trump recently signed an executive order reinstating the "Global Gag Rule," which forbids foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from using funding from the United States to help pay for abortions and counseling on abortions (or anything to do with abortions, for that matter). There's also talk of overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that anchored down abortion rights, something that many people thought would never happen again.
If we're being honest, though, reproductive rights has always been a contentious issue even before Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Fighting for reproductive justice is a centuries-long struggle, and it's not going away today, tomorrow, or even next year.
Here are 17 quotes that you, as a social justice activist, can share with people about why reproductive rights matter: