When lawmakers restrict our reproductive rights and health, these barriers disproportionately impact women of color, low-income women, and others who face the largest barriers to thrive. Racist and sexist false stereotypes about AAPI women have been used to justify bans on abortions and excuse racial profiling of AAPIs. We boldly fight for a world where AAPI women and girls have the economic, social, and political power and resources to make decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction, and advocate for policy and structural changes to a broad range of sexual and reproductive issues that intersect to impact our lives.

Fighting Sex-Selective and Race-Selective Abortion Bans

Sex- and race-selective abortion bans seek to make it illegal for health providers to perform abortions based on the sex of the fetus. These bans are cloaked in language to promote gender equality but instead use racist stereotypes to put abortion care further out of reach for AAPI women.

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Fighting the Criminalization of Pregnancy Outcomes

A circle of activists hold hands in front of the Indiana State Capitol to show solidarity with Purvi Patel.

We supported and worked towards the release of Purvi Patel, an Indian American woman who was wrongly criminalized and the first woman to ever have to go to jail for terminating her own pregnancy.

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