Reproductive Rights are Human Rights

With the U.S. Supreme Court's disastrous decision to overturn the constitutional protections to access abortions we are indeed in perilous times when it comes to reproductive health care. It is critical that we stay informed about what lies ahead and that we support local abortion funds and on-the-ground reproductive justice organizers

The Metropolitan Area D.C. Chapter of CLUW follows in the path of CLUW women and femmes who have fought for a person's right to determine how, when and if they will have children. We commit our unwavering support to those who seek abortion care. We are committed to expanding our knowledge and advocacy around reproductive health, and we uplift the work of reproductive justice organizers and activists. It is imperative that we continue our support of local organizations and collectives that support birthing people in every aspect of their reproductive journey.

We hope that this page can be a resource for workers in the DMV who are looking for the labor movement in particular to be more active in the reproductive rights movement. We have also included information about reproductive rights & health care workers who are unionizing! We rise in solidarity with all workers who seek a voice on the job and dignity at work. Please check back for regular updates to this page. 

Learn more about reproductive health orgs & abortion funds in the DMV

Blue Ridge Abortion Fund

The Blue Ridge Abortion Fund has been here for 30 years, working to make access a reality for folks who need abortion care.

Headquartered in Central Virginia, Blue Ridge Abortion Fund has been serving individuals who need help paying for abortion care since 1989. Funding abortion is an act of radical care that affirms our belief that all community members should have the agency and the resources to make their own decisions about their bodies.

DC Doulas for Choice Collective

The DC Doulas for Choice Collective is a DC-based, volunteer-led-and-run, pro-choice organization committed to supporting people across the full spectrum of reproductive health and choice. We provide in-person doula support to people before, during, and after their abortions.

The DC Abortion Fund

The DC Abortion Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that makes grants to pregnant people in the DC area, as well as those traveling to the area, who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion. DCAF is the only organization in the DC region that focuses solely on providing this service in our community.

Mamatoto Village

Mamatoto Village is devoted to serving Black women through the creation of career pathways in maternal health; and providing accessible perinatal support services designed to equip women with the necessary tools to make the most informed decisions in their maternity care, parenting, and lives.

Falls Church Healthcare Center

At Falls Church Healthcare Center, we are dedicated to providing confidential and respectful gynecological healthcare and abortion care to people and their families. Located in Northern Virginia, we have a national reputation for providing quality care as an abortion provider in a safe and caring environment.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC

At Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., we envision a society in which equity is a reality: where every person’s right to dignity, justice, and autonomy is fully recognized and protected; where accessing quality healthcare doesn’t depend on who you are or where you live; and where our community works together so that every person has the opportunity to lead their healthiest life.

Additional resources

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization; our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.

Physicians for Reproductive Health

Physicians for Reproductive Health (PRH) organizes, mobilizes, and amplifies the voices of medical providers to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. 

National Network of Abortion Funds

The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.

Repro workers & their unions

Planned Parenthood Union DC represents workers at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. They are members of SEIU Local 500

Check out their Twitter account for their latest updates.

Guttmacher Employees United represents workers at the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health rights. Workers are based in NY and DC and are members of OPEIU Local 153. Less than an hour after winning their election a lead organizer was fired. Sign the petition to tell management to stop union busting and reinstate Sam Heyne!

Workers of URGE, Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, are represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, Local 70 of IFPTE. In July 2022 the union negotiated with URGE management health, safety and well-being protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Repro Jobs is a union-friendly, online hub that believes in the radical possibility that organizations within the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements can lead the progressive movement by providing healthy, supportive, and empowering workplace environments that include inclusive cultures, generous policies, and thriving wages.