Aired Jun 23, 2022
Reproductive Rights & LGBTQ+ Rights
PFLAG supports the right to privacy and to self-determination in reproductive healthcare for all people, including LGBTQ+ people and their families. And if Roe v. Wade is reversed the impact on people who are LGBTQ+ may go beyond their reproductive health.
We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, June 23. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!
Article: What Roe v. Wade’s end could mean for LGBTQ rights
Source: NBC News
Author: Julie Moreau
Questions for Discussion:
Had you seen abortion and the larger conversation about reproductive health as part of the fight for LGBTQ+ equality prior to this year? Why or why not? Has your opinion changed as you’ve learned more about the possible legal implications of Roe being overturned?
This week’s article highlights the multitude of ways in which a reversal of Roe may impact things like access to inclusive, affirming care. Were you familiar with many of these aspects of the issue? Do any of them surprise you? Why or why not?
What are the different ways that advocates can work to protect access to affirming, competent care? What does it look like in terms of political advocacy? Everyday conversations? Are there other ways to show up as a changemaker in this space?
Bonus read: Check out What If Roe Fell? from the Center for Reproductive Rights and Roe and Privacy Rights: The Risk to Birth Control, Gay Marriage, and More from Teen Vogue by Namrata Verghese.
About Our Guests:
Lauren LaVare, Federal Policy Counsel, National LGBTQ Task Force
Gillian Branstetter, Communications Strategist, ACLU.
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Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.