|After a year of crises like we’ve never seen before, RFLC members demonstrated resilience and tenacity in their continued fights for reproductive freedom.
We saw Virginia RFLC members like Sen. Jennifer McClellan pass the Reproductive Health Protection Act, making Virginia the first state in the South to proactively protect a woman’s access to abortion care and reproductive health.
We saw Ohio Rep. Tavia Galonski standing up for abortion as essential healthcare when the state ordered clinics to stop providing care.
We saw Washington RFLC members like Sen. Monica Stonier and Sen. Claire Wilson pass comprehensive sex education legislation ensuring students receive age appropriate, medically accurate, inclusive sex education that includes affirmative consent.
We saw RFLC member Tennessee Rep. London Lamar pass a bill that allows HOPE Scholarship recipients who become pregnant to maintain their scholarship eligibility after the pregnancy.
We saw RFLC member Louisiana Rep. Mandie Landry pass a bill that was the first change to the existing solitary confinement law in over 200 years in her state and that bans solitary confinement for inmates who are pregnant, who recently gave birth or who are caring for children while in custody.
And we’ve heard how RFLC members are anticipating challenges and preparing for a future where their constituents can thrive. Based on what we’ve heard from RFLC members, here are our reproductive health, rights, and justice state legislative predictions for 2021: