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The Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council is the country’s only network of state legislators who champion reproductive health, rights, and justice. With hundreds of state legislators from around the country, this network of visionary leaders is changing the game to achieve the equitable, resilient, healthy, and prosperous future we long to see - a future that includes reproductive freedom for all.

Recent Blog posts

Abortion Coverage Is Economic Justice

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

COVID Resources: Reproductive Health Care

COVID-19 poses specific threats to reproductive health care access and needs; further, some states have taken advantage of the crisis to play politics and restrict abortion care access. But

Recent Press Hits

““My hope is that our courage to talk about [forced parental consent] inspires those of a more senior generation to understand that our values are the same, and it’s okay to be out loud about it.””

Many Abortion Clinics May Not Survive COVID-19 Unless Progressives Take Bolder Action

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani

State Representative of Florida's 47th District

“I urge my colleagues to remember the diversity of reproductive needs Tennessee women face and that we come together to find ways to offer more health care and support to women and families not less.”

Tennessee's Women Need Full Range of Reproductive Options Even During COVID-19

Rep. London Lamar

State Representative of Tennessee's 91st District

“Research shows that states with the most abortion restrictions have fewer supportive policies in place for women and families.”

No One Has the Right to Tell You What to Do With Your Body — Including the State of Louisiana

Rep. Mandie Landry

State Representative of Louisiana's 91st District

“Ninety-five percent of counties in Georgia lack an abortion provider, compared with 90 percent of all US counties, all while the state requires mandatory waiting periods and counseling, restricts insurance coverage of abortion care, and also restricts abortion throughout pregnancy.”

One Year After Georgia’s Abortion Ban, the Supreme Court Tackles Crisis of Access

Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick

State Representative of Georgia's 93rd District

“Systematic, institutional change takes time. Black America can’t do it alone because 'Freedom is never given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.'”

How Can All Lives Matter If Black Lives Don’t?

Mia McLeod

State Senator of South Carolina's 22nd District

“Democracy and reproductive freedom go hand in hand. At their most fundamental levels, both concepts involve the autonomy and freedom to determine one’s destiny through exercising choice.”

Six for SiX Spotlight: State Representative Fentrice Driskell (FL)

Fentrice Driskell

State Representative of Florida's 63rd District

Watch Video: State Innovation Exchange Visits El Salvador

The Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council is a community of state legislators who share values, learn from each other, access resources, technical support, and training, and speak as one chorus of voices in support of reproductive freedom.

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