Health and Reproductive Justice

Health and Reproductive Justice

The U.S. health care system should provide a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost to all U.S. residents. Basic care includes disease prevention, primary care (including prenatal and reproductive health), acute long-term care, mental health care, as well as health promotion and education. Health care policy goals should include the equitable distribution of services and delivery of care, advancement of medical research and technology, and a reasonable total national expenditure level. 

 The LWV works for health care policy solutions to control costs and to ensure a basic level of care for all. 

The League of Women Voters of Florida supports every woman’s right to access affordable, high-quality reproductive health care, including access to abortion services and birth control.  Public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right to privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.

The League of Women Voters of Florida supports treating reproductive rights — including access to abortion — as a healthcare issue decidable by a woman and her qualified healthcare provider.

Through comprehensive sex education in schools, we can help to prevent unintended pregnancy. With increased access to publicly-funded family planning services and information on sexually transmitted diseases and birth control, Florida can decrease unintended pregnancies and other healthcare issues.

In collaboration with 50+ organizations in the Floridians for Reproductive Freedom (FRF) coalition in opposition to current or proposed restrictions on birth control and or abortion, the League of Women Voters of Florida has ensured that our voice is heard. (Click here for FRF website or for FRF Facebook Group). 

The League of Women Voters believes every person deserves access and the privacy to make their own reproductive choices.  The League will continue the fight for reproductive justice in Texas and across the nation.  Limits on reproductive health services disproportionately affect Black, Brown, and low-income communities, thereby upholding and perpetuating income inequality. 

Click here to view the LWVFL position on the recent Texas legislation:  LWVFL Responds to Florida Legislature’s Anticipated Restrictive Reproductive Legislation - League of Women Voters of Florida