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College students joining fight for Reproductive Health Act

April 16, 2012
In an effort to spotlight the Reproductive Health Act, the Family Planning Advocates of New York and New York's Planned Parenthoods are organizing an annual College Week of Action.

Student organizers will host activities, including petition signatures on postcards in support of the Reproductive Health Act. These postcards will be sent to lawmakers in order to draw attention to the legislation in hopes of urging a vote on the bill this session.

The Reproductive Health Act allows women to make personal, private health care decisions, affords women the right to choose or refuse contraception and takes abortion out of criminal law and into public health and medical practice law.

"We launched this new, annual week of action to give college students a greater opportunity to raise their voices about important family planning and pro-choice issues," said Tracey Brooks, FPA president and CEO. According to Brooks, Planned Parenthoods across the state have active partnerships with pro-choice groups on campuses in their regions.

"College students have long been our allies in promoting access to reproductive health care," Brooks said. "This support was amplified when the attacks on women's health care peaked early last year."

Campuses participating in the College Week of Action include Adelphi, Cornell University, Hofstra, Sarah Lawrence, Skidmore SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Albany.

"The College Week of Action is an opportunity for these groups to draw greater on-campus attention and attract new advocates in support of their work," Brooks said.

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