Activist and journalist Lauren Rankin wrote a wonderful piece about gender inclusivity in the abortion rights movement. She explains,
We must acknowledge and come to terms with the implicit cissexism in assuming that only women have abortions. Trans men have abortions. People who do not identify as women have abortions. They deserve to be represented in our advocacy and activist framework.
She also quotes NYAAF’s values statement! We’re honored to be included in this piece and excited to work with other organizations (like the EMA Fund, for example) to work towards gender inclusivity in our movement. As Lauren says in her piece, “All people who need an abortion should be able to access one, and that does not solely apply to women.”