By Caroline Reid
Socialist feminists know that people deserve free abortion on demand, a full range of reproductive health care and family services, and an economic system allowing for full employment and compensation for caregiving of the elderly and young. "Reproductive justice" is a concept that moves beyond the notions of "choice" and "rights." It links the calls for reproductive choice (a person's right to control their own body) to the broader issues of economic justice and human rights (creating conditions that enable people to have children, not only to not have them). Access to abortion is one small, but critical, part of reproductive justice.
As part of our support for reproductive justice, DSA chapters across the United States are fund raising for the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). The NNAF provides grants and support for people who face economic barriers to receive abortion services. Democratic Socialists of America members are asking family and friends to sponsor their bowling teams, to fund the efforts of the NNAF. Collectively we've raised about $20,000 as of April 12.
Find a bowling team to join or donate to:
Chicago, IL, The Bowletariats: bowl.nnaf.org/IllinoisDSA
Austin, TX, The PAP Smears: bowl.nnaf.org/team/109503
Lexington, KY: bowl.nnaf.org/team/113324?is_new=true
Seattle, WA, The Wildcat Strikers: bowl.nnaf.org/team/109952?is_new=true
Columbus, OH, The General Strikes: bowl.nnaf.org/team/111610
North NJ, The Jacopins: bowl.nnaf.org/njdsa
Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, New York City: bowl.nnaf.org/team/109402
Queens, New York City: bowl.nnaf.org/team/110954
Brooklyn New York City: bowl.nnaf.org/team/110976
New York, RU-300: bowl.nnaf.org/team/110849
North Carolina, The General Strikes: bowl.nnaf.org/team/109268
Austin, TX: Roll v. Wade: https://bowl.nnaf.org/team/ 112910
Austin, TX: Wildcat Strikes!: https://bowl.nnaf.org/team/ 112017
Los Angeles, CA: DSA-LA Women Strike!: https://bowl.nnaf.org/team/113283
DC Metro DSA: https://bowl.nnaf.org/team/114388
Pittsburg, PA: https://bowl.nnaf.org/team/114048
To find out more, watch this video.
Chicago DSA member Caroline Reid is heading up DSA’s 2017 Abortion Access Project.
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