Join us this Friday, August 17 @ 11am-2pm for a Revolutionary Community "#NoShame Teach-In" and Action led by the young organizers of the Reproductive Justice Action League (RJAL)!
Build community and build awareness with RJAL youth leaders about abortion access in Illinois through games and action, towards realizing a world of Reproductive Justice for All where we truly #TrustYouth!
11am-12:30pm: #NoShame Teach-in and Brunch-in @ ICAH
12:30pm: Hit the streets!
Participate in our creative action to #ExposeFakeClinics in Chicago!
*All activities designed and led by the young people of RJAL: local organizers age 16-22!
Crisis Pregnancy Centers, or CPCs, are harmful to young people and people of all genders who can get pregnant. Chicago has two CPCs: Aid for Women and Caris Pregnancy Resources.
CPCs are government-funded fake clinics with no medical license that have the legal right to lie to their patients by providing biased or incomplete information about pregnancy options. Their main goal is to lure pregnant folks--often young, working class, people of color--into their clinics, to prevent them from accessing abortion care. One of their main tactics is shame.
CPCs can and do put young people in danger. Young people deserve to be safe, affirmed, and healthy, which includes having access to all the information they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, lives, and families - including the decision to seek an abortion.
We believe in young people’s capacity to make decisions. We believe that we must #TrustYouth.
Learn more about CPCs, learn how to spot them, and take action with us this Friday to #ExposeFakeClinics in Chicago!