Legislative Response: Statement on Reproductive Justice from the ATSA Board of Directors
Issued on July 18, 2022, ATSA's statement emphasizes the connection between sexual violence prevention and reproductive justice. It argues that bodily autonomy and comprehensive healthcare access are crucial for violence prevention. The statement criticizes recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that restrict reproductive rights, noting the adverse effects on sexual assault survivors and broader public health. ATSA advocates for policies that respect individual autonomy, emphasizing that such an approach aligns with evidence-based strategies to prevent sexual violence and abuse, thereby promoting a safer society.
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