January marks 48 years since Roe v Wade legalized abortion in all 50 states, and reproductive rights and abortion access has only gotten worse, with states attempting to ban abortion and closing down hundreds of clinics over the less decade. Not only has abortion access been eroded, but reproductive oppression like forced sterilization of immigrants and women of color, lack of clinics, and no universal child care has made navigating reproductive health care decisions disastrous for the working class. The struggle for Medicare for All and single payer healthcare provides a potential avenue to overturn the Hyde Amendment, provide sweeping coverage of abortion and all reproductive health services. It would be the socialist feminist victory of a lifetime, and we need to get organized to win.
The DSA Nationwide Socialist Feminist Working Group and the DSA Medicare for All Committee are hosting this panel discussion about how we can win reproductive freedom through the fight for Medicare for All. The panel will be followed by a call to action to fight for single payer health care and reproductive justice. Speakers are TBA.
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