Minutes from the White House Meeting with Reproductive Justice Leaders
Yesterday, Jennifer Klein, director of the White House Gender Policy Council, and Rohini Kosoglu, domestic policy adviser to the vice president, hosted a meeting with reproductive justice leaders from across the country.
Reproductive justice officials have raised concerns about access to reproductive health care on the ground, describing the range of challenges patients currently face as states pass extreme laws restricting access to essential health care. Participants also highlighted the disproportionate impact of abortion restrictions on underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income women.
Thursday, the vice-president meet with doctors and nurses to discuss the impact that the reversal Roe vs. Wade would have on women’s health care. Later in the day, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released a statement on the Oklahoma Legislature’s latest bill, which is one of the most extreme efforts to this day to nullify basic reproductive rights.
Participants in the reproductive justice meeting included:
- Marcela Howell, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Program
- Guadalupe Rodriguez, National Latin Institute for Reproductive Justice
- Sung Yeon Choimorrow, National Asia-Pacific Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
- Marsha Jones, The Afiya Center
- Neha Gill, Apna Ghar, Inc.
- Sevonna Brown, Black Women’s Blueprint
- Tammy Boyd, Black Women’s Health Imperative
- Laura Jimenez, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
- Dr Nusrat Ameen, Daya Inc.
- Nadiah Mohajir, HEART
- Camille Kidd, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Program
- Yvonne Hsu, National Asia-Pacific Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
- Megan Simmons, National Collaborative for Birth Equity
- Candace Gibson, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice
- Kelly Davis, new voices for reproductive justice
- Dazon Dixon Diallo, SisterLove
- Dr. Krystal Redman, SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!, Inc.
- Corrine Sanchez, Tewa Women United
- Kimberly Inez McGuire, URGE: United for Reproductive and Gender Equity
- Deon Haywood, Women with a Vision