We are #CoveredGirl4Coverage. As Muslim femmes, and as a part of the movement for affordable reproductive health care and access to safe and legal abortion we join All* Above All to be BOLD and end the Hyde Amendment. While not all Muslims decide to cover or veil, the femmes featured below have made that decision. The decisions of ALL femmes and women should be respected, we must be trusted to make the choices that are best for our bodies, our selves.
This week represents the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, piece of legislation that prevents federal funds from covering abortion services through the Medicaid program. This restrictions hurt women, hurts families, and denies individuals the freedom to make decisions about their lives. Abortion restrictions coupled with other state restrictions, target low-income families of color living. Roe v. Wade protects a person's right to make decisions about their pregnancies and reproductive health, these rights should not be dependent on a person's income, zip code, or identity.
Read some of our statements on why we are #CoveredGirls4Coverage and join the campaign by emailing Lori Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blair Imani is a Black American Muslim activist living in Brooklyn, NY. Blair is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER.