Reproductive Revolution – Amplify Series ft. 400+1
“400+1 is a reproductive revolution federation. This means that our praxis is rooted in the idea that all forms of oppression have a negative impact on reproductive life and that all components of life are relevant to reproductive autonomy.” – Njera Keith, Co-founder of 400+1
Last month, the United States Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v. Wade, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion, upheld for nearly a half-century, no longer exists. In a short span of time, we have both witnessed the repercussions of this decision already taking a toll on birthing peoples, and have also heard a familiar resounding cry: “My Body, My Choice!” echo across the nation.
While this decision may be shocking or upsetting, we invite you to listen to, learn from, and directly support Resist grantees who are on the ground taking action for bodily autonomy, dignity, as well as equitable access to resources and health outcomes for all of our communities.
For this edition of our Amplify Series, you will hear from grantee 400+1, who launched The State Has No Authority Here campaign as part of their reproductive revolutionary praxis after the reversal of Roe v. Wade last month. The objective of the campaign is to teach community members how to resource their own reproductive autonomy and to establish small-scale, autonomous micro clinics in states with pre and post-Roe abortion bans on the books.