An Amazing Evening!

May 25th, 2017

A True Call to Action – with Barkman, Davis, L-P, and Murphy! An evening where the past met the present and possibly the future!  

Reproductive Rights: Now You Have Them – Now You Don’t!

May 11th, 2017

On May 23, 2017, join us for an educational forum to discuss the national reproductive rights landscape as it has changed since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, and how the Trump Administration has already impacted women’s health choices. We will examine what it mean for abortion to be a state’s rights issue and  … Read more

A Mother’s Day Gift for the Future

May 11th, 2017

This Mother’s Day, give your mom a gift that says, “In your name, I am committed to making the future a better place, so that the past will not become the present, or our daughters’ future.” This should NEVER be anyone’s life story ever again.     Honor Your Mother this Mother’s Day with a  … Read more

IDC Members Vote “NO” to Planned Parenthood Funding

April 14th, 2017

  On April 4, 2017, NYS Senator Persaud introduced an amendment to the NYS budget that proposed emergency funding for Planned Parenthood if and when the federal government cut funding to the organization. In her comments, Senator Persaud detailed the need for the services and the people who rely on them. All 8 IDC members  … Read more

Buy This, Not That!

March 31st, 2017

Round #1: Retail By Liza Lederer One of the most challenging aspects of resisting oppressive regimes is working to ensure that your dollars aren’t fueling the powers you’re trying to resist.   In a capitalist country, where the dollar often speaks loudest, it’s imperative that we spend our money with businesses that do not support –  … Read more

3 IDC Members Refuse to Co-Sponsor Reproductive Health Act

March 13th, 2017

Tell them: You can’t have it both ways! NYS Senators & IDC leading members Klein, Savino & Carlucci claim to be pro-choice BUT refuse to sign on as co-sponsors of the Reproductive Health Act*. Just like you can’t be “a little bit pregnant”, you can’t be “a little bit pro-choice”. You cannot pick & choose civil rights. It’s  … Read more

A Constitutional Amendment? Not with the IDC!

February 8th, 2017

Governor Cuomo has proposed a New York State constitutional amendment codifying Roe v. Wade in State law. That sounds great. But here’s the problem: this process would take four years at the very least. (And that’s only if we get rid of the IDC!) Why? Because passing a constitutional amendment into law is a very lengthy process.  **Each house of  … Read more

On the Anniversary of Roe

January 22nd, 2017

Today marks the 44th anniversary of the U.S Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which recognized that women have a constitutional right to have control over their own bodies. Before Roe was decided on January 22, 1973, women fought for years for the right to have a safe, legal abortion. In Chicago, there was J.A.N.E.,  … Read more

Join Us for the Women’s March on New York City

January 11th, 2017

On January 21st, New York will proudly join the international community to march in support of Choice Matters’ values. We will be there defending women’s reproductive rights, and calling on our NYS Governor, Senate and Assembly to make New York a Reproductive Rights Sanctuary State. Reproductive justice will be more important than ever in the coming years.  … Read more

If Not Now, WHEN? If Not Here, WHERE?

December 29th, 2016

As we enter 2017, we must demand that Governor Cuomo STAND with the women of New York State. Governor Cuomo used his powers: 1. to pass the Marriage Equality Act; 2. to pass Sensible Gun Legislation, and 3. to pass Anti-Fracking Legislation. Governor Cuomo must use those same powers to make New York a Reproductive Rights Sanctuary  … Read more