At the time, the 2004 March for Women’s Lives was the largest march in U.S. history in Washington, D.C. Organized before the ubiquity of modern social media, the March for Women’s Lives was coordinated by the Feminist Majority Foundation, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Black Women’s Health Imperative, National Organization for Women, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the ACLU, and CHOICE USA (now URGE) and co-directed by Alice Cohan, Program Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, and Loretta Ross, Founder of Sister Song.
On January 21, 2017, millions of people said “We Won’t Go Back” at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and 999 sister marches worldwide. Abortion rights have always been one of the major demands of the Women’s March, and Feminist Majority Foundation has been a partner organization for the Women’s March since its inception.
Abortion is a necessity for millions of people worldwide every year, for their health and well-being, their families’ health and well-being, and countless other reasons. Abortion is healthcare first and foremost, and the reality is that pregnant people will seek out abortion—whether legal or not—if they deem it is necessary. Throughout the ages, courageous feminists have fought for it to be their right–our right. To live in a world that truly values the lives of women, trans people, and non-binary people, we owe everyone the legal right, access, and autonomy to make decisions regarding their own lives, health, and well-beings.
Feminist Majority Foundation affirms the right of every individual to access safe abortion care, regardless of income or zip code, which is why we unequivocally support repealing the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits pregnant people from using Medicaid to pay for their abortion care. FMF is a member of the All* Above All coalition, which unites organizations and individuals to work towards increasing access to abortion for all people.