The Future of the Abortion-Rights Movement

Newsweek features Vice President of Action Erin Matson in an article discussing the future of abortion-rights. They write: “Earlier this month, NEWSWEEK published an article on what’s been called the ‘graying’ of the abortion-rights movement: the idea that older women are promoting the cause while younger women are uninvolved. It’s a concern that’s been raised before and that left younger pro-choice activists asking, ‘What about us?’ What resulted was a spirited and informative debate online, where abortion rights activists of all ages discussed what role younger women play in the movement and what the future of that movement looks like. We invited leaders from established pro-choice groups, newer organizations, and prominent online voices to continue that conversation together. Over the course of two days, they discussed the issues raised by the article over e-mail. An edited transcript follows.”