Fight For Your Reproductive Rights: How You Can Help Pass the Reproductive Health Act

Paradigm Shift: NYC’s Feminist Community & NYCLU Proudly Present:

Fight For Your Reproductive Rights:
How You Can Help Pass the Reproductive Health Act

Interim director, Reproductive Rights Project, New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

National Coordinator for Field Services at Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice & Associate Pastor at All Souls Bethlehem Church

researcher in reproductive health

Filmmaker of “Another New Yorker for the Reproductive Health Act”
View Film Here

Supporters: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, NARAL, New York Abortion Access Fund, New York Coalition for Abortion Clinic Defense, National Organization for Women at NYU, NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force, Hunter Women’s Rights Coalition, Soapbox Inc., Author/Activist Jennifer Baumgardner

Event Topics Include:

  • What the Reproductive Health Act is
  • Why we need the Reproductive Health Act
  • Many actions you can take to help pass the Reproductive Health Act

The Reproductive Health Act:

  • Guarantees a woman’s right to control her reproductive health
  • Ensures that a woman will be able to have an abortion if her health is endangered
  • Treats the regulation of abortion as an issue of public health and medical practice, rather than as a potential crime
  • Guarantees everyone the right to use or refuse contraception

BONUS RAFFLE! for EVENT pass granting FREE admission to Paradigm Shift events for one year.

When: Wed, Sept 23rd
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NYC
(Between Stanton and Rivington, F or V Train to 2nd Ave)

Click Here for Hop Stop Directions

Cost: $5 suggested donation/ students FREE

Calling All Feminists- help promote and we’ll help promote your organization!



The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation’s foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights.


Prior to joining the NYCLU, Corinne Carey was a researcher with the U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch, where she produced reports and engaged in advocacy on domestic human rights issues including the rights of people with criminal records, sex offender registration and community notification laws, and the evacuation of correctional facilities during Hurricane Katrina.

Carey graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. She began her legal career with a fellowship from the Open Society Institute as the founder and director of the Harm Reduction Law Project, based in the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Program in New York City. She provided direct legal services to drug users in harm reduction programs throughout the city.

A longtime drug law reform and harm reduction advocate, Carey was a founding member of Prevention Point Philadelphia, that city’s first needle exchange program. She serves on the board of directors of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and has spoken about the rights of drug users to local, national and international audiences. She has also taught courses in law and urban problems and civil rights and civil liberties at New York University and Brooklyn College.


Reverend Matthew Westfox is the National Coordinator for Field Services for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. He also serves as Associate Pastor of All Souls Bethlehem Church in Brooklyn, New York, and is ordained through the United Church of Christ. Before attending seminary at Pacific School of Religion, Reverend Westfox was a community organizer for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and a legislative aide for New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane.


Carol Roye is a well-known researcher in reproductive health who specializes in issues pertinent to adolescents, including teen pregnancy prevention and working with mothers of pregnant and parenting teens to improve outcomes for their daughters. She was also awarded a prestigious research grant from the National Institutes of Health to study HIV/AIDS prevention. Her work is featured by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and appears in the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth. She has appeared on radio and television to talk about adolescent and women’s health issues and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences.

Dr. Roye is a Professor of Nursing at Hunter College in New York City and a practicing pediatric nurse practitioner. She splits her professional time between research, teaching and her clinical practice providing reproductive health care to adolescent girls in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York. She is the author of many publications on a range of topics in adolescent reproductive health, including Adolescent Sexual Development and Sexuality: Assessment and Interventions, a popular book for professionals who work with teenagers around issues of sexuality.

She is the mother of six children, the last adopted from a Romanian orphanage, and the grandmother of eight.

She is currently at work on a book which examines the genesis of current, unfavorable reproductive health policies and the adverse impact they have on child health in the U.S. and overseas.


Jenn Proulx is a filmmaker and editor; credits include Food Network, PBS, truTV, VH1 Network and A&E Television.

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  1. Neal says:

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