We recommend reading Rye Young’s (NYAAF Board Member and Executive Director of Third Wave Fund!) thoughtful response to Katha Politt’s article criticizing the use of gender inclusive language in abortion funding activism.
We take pride in doing everything we can to ensure abortion is accessible, including for groups who are systemically excluded from accessing safe and necessary healthcare.
Gender inclusivity has not diminished our belief that women’s leadership and voice (which includes transgender women) is critical in the struggle for reproductive health care access. We have simply created a wider tent that recognizes all those affected by the issue.
Thanks for supporting gender-inclusivity in reproductive healthcare and for engaging in necessary critical conversations with us!
NYAAF Communications Team