Our Bodies, Their Laws: Campus and Local Organizations Unite for Reproductive Rights Event

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On Saturday, representatives from reproductive health and justice organizations from across the Cornell campus and beyond gathered in the Arts Quad for the kickoff of Our bodies, their laws — a series of events aimed at fostering engagement and education on reproductive rights.

Organizations presenting at the event included the Cornell chapter of Family planning generation actionThe Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, End the stigma of abortion, defense center, Gender Justice Advocacy Coalition, Cornell Health and the Women’s Resource Center. The event also featured a tent where attendees could vent their frustrations regarding the current state of reproductive rights. Tables distributed snacks, informational brochures and free condoms to attendees.

Following the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson in June 2022, which overturned the federal right to abortion established by Roe vs. Wadevarious faculty and staff members began planning the series of events, with a focus on engaging the Cornell community in a conversation about reproductive rights.