Reproductive Justice

Reproductive Justice is the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. At New Georgia Project, the Reproductive Justice Team is focused on creating a strategic organizing and education drive to elevate the issue of reproductive healthcare access and freedom for ALL Georgians.

Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

The Four Pillars of Reproductive Justice

  • Bodily Autonomy: We have the right to decide what we do with our bodies, and we deserve an electorate that will fight for that right.
  • Have Children: We have the right to elect a governing body that will fight for healthcare access for all Georgians.

  • Not Have Children: We believe that deciding not to have a child should remain uncompromised by elected leaders.

  • Parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities: We envision communities with plentiful resources and safety and will not accept elected leadership that continue to strip our communities of resources and treat our communities as political pawns.

Sign Our Black M.A.M.A.S. Birth Justice Petition

NGP demands better care for Black women and birthing people in our state. Sign our petition to support our Black M.A.M.A.S. (Meaningful Action for Maternal Advocacy and Safety) Campaign to demand that more be done to reduce Georgia’s maternal vulnerabilities and to take care of Black women and birthing people before, during, and after labor and delivery.

Georgia has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the country. Sadly, to no one’s surprise, Black women and birthing people die in childbirth at more than twice the rate as white women and birthing people in Georgia. Most of these pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. Studies have shown that the lack of access to OBGYN and healthcare providers, racism and discrimination in the healthcare system, and poor socioeconomic status play a major part in Georgia’s maternal mortality rate.

These factors leave thousands of Black childbearing women and birthing people vulnerable in Georgia. Sign our Black M.A.M.A.S. petition today to demand that Georgia lawmakers and those in power do more to protect Black women and birthing people and reduce Georgia’s maternal vulnerabilities.

Goals

  • Serve/organize/ build power with all Black communities through a reproductive justice framework, which is foundational to all social justice movements
  • Make clear that our collective reproductive freedom cannot be achieved without addressing the violence capitalism and white supremacy bring onto black birthing bodies

We serve, organize, and build power with all Black communities through a reproductive justice framework, which is foundational to all social justice movements. We will make clear that our collective reproductive freedom cannot be achieved without addressing the violence capitalism and white supremacy bring onto Black birthing bodies.