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May 18

AAPI Heritage Month: Mary Chung Hayashi

Mary Hayashi saw a wide gap existing between Asian-Americans, healthcare and policy and sought to close it. She was voted to the California State Assembly in 2006 and represented the 18th Assembly District. As a fierce healthcare advocate, she authored multiple bills to ensure that the population of California was able to access the healthcare…

May 15

From Abortion Rights to Social Justice

On the weekend of April 14, Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) team members (staff, fellows, and interns) attended the 37th annual  From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom Conference at Hampshire College. The conference aims to “…inspire, educate, train and support new activists and leadership to secure reproductive and sexual rights, freedom,…

May 11

AAPI Heritage Month: Lisa Factora-Borchers

“Reproductive Justice has so many ports to enter and participate, and now more than ever, it is imperative for people of all genders and backgrounds to have access to and advocate for reproductive health care for all. My work focuses specifically on working with and advocating for women of color, particularly survivors of sexual abuse,…

May 08

We’re Hiring!

The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is seeking a full-time Development Officer, Program Manager, and Operations Associate to join our team this summer! Supporting the work of a small but busy organization, these positions will play a key role in ensuring that the Reproductive Health Access Project meets its short and long-term strategic goals. These…

May 04

AAPI Heritage Month: Eveline Shen

“Reproductive Justice is the vision that women and non-binary people must have self determination over our bodies, our reproduction and our family formations. During this current political moment, the  reproductive justice movement, led by women of color and TGNC folks of color, shines a guiding light on how to generate powerful policy and cultural solutions,…

May 04

Network Update: Spring 2018

The Reproductive Health Access Network – RHAP’s national community of pro-choice providers who work locally and across the country to expand access to reproductive health care – is growing every day. Since the election, we have established 13 more Clusters in 12 more states, and we’ve also been working with leaders in several more states. Many…

Apr 30

Abortion is Safe

We have long known that abortion can be safely provided by primary care clinicians in their offices. The recent report on “Abortion Safety and Quality,” released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, leaves no doubt that this is the case. A team of top researchers combed through years of data, both national…

Apr 24

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Although no one will be profiled in our reproductive justice campaign this month, we want to emphasize how important it is within the reproductive justice movement to highlight this public health and human rights issue. Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact, ranging from sexual harassment to rape. Sexual…

Apr 17

The Supreme Court to Weigh in on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court heard the case NIFLA v. Becerra, which centers around the constitutionality of a California state law called the Reproductive FACT Act. This important piece of legislation sets standards for ensuring that visitors to clinics whose “primary purpose is providing family planning or pregnancy-related services” are properly informed about California’s low-cost…

Apr 10

New Interns!

Hana Raskin is RHAP’s spring 2018 Network Research Intern. She is studying at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, where she is part of the Gender Working Group, a group which aims to mainstream gender into conversations on global affairs. She has written research papers on why abortion is a security issue, and on reproductive rights…