BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – Continuing her advocacy for reproductive freedoms, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, recently spoke at the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial in Chicago.
“When we talk as a society about reproductive care and abortion access, the part most people forget is that for upper-class, predominately white communities, abortion healthcare will always be an option,” said Avelar. “Denying access to community-based reproductive healthcare perpetuates a cycle of poverty in our society, which most disproportionately affects people of color. Among the poorest communities, the LatinX population are the most likely to experience an unintended pregnancy and Black individuals are three times more likely than white individuals to experience an unintended pregnancy.”
Avelar was one of several speakers that spoke at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memorial, emphasizing the importance of protecting reproductive rights. The memorial fell on the one year anniversary of Justice Bader Ginsburg’s death, and speakers emphasized the influence Justice Ginsburg had in the reproductive rights movement.
“Today is a sad day, but also a reminder of how much influence Justice Ginsburg had,” continued Avelar. “Justice Ginsburg has inspired a new generation of leaders who will continue the fight for gender equality and reproductive freedoms for all.”
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