A is For: All of Us
A is For seeks to remove the shame and stigma that is placed on those who dare to speak up for women and their right to basic reproductive health care. This year alone, an unprecedented legislative assault on women’s health care has resulted in 60 bills passed in 24 states which restrict access to abortion, a constitutionally protected medical procedure. Lawmakers across the US have shown a blatant disregard for American women’s fundamental right to physical autonomy. The collateral damage in the War on Women is far reaching and disproportionately affects poor women across the country. Access to contraception has been reduced and funding for cancer screenings, family planning services and pre-natal care has been slashed, all in the name of eliminating women’s access to abortion. By wearing the scarlet A and speaking out in support of women’s right to control their own bodies through access to these basic services, we are seeking to change the conversation from one of political posturing to one that best serves the interests of women. Donations made to A is For will benefit organizations such as the Center for Reproductive Rights.