A student-run abortion rights group, Penn for Reproductive Justice, officially launched today on Locust Walk, offering information on the global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City policy, and ways to get involved in the new club.
The group was started by two pro-choice students who said they wish “to offer fact-based pro-choice resources for reproductive rights advocates,” according to the group’s description on Facebook.
Today, the group invited students to join them on Locust Walk to learn about the global gag rule — a policy President Donald Trump recently reinstated to block federal funding from nongovernmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals or advocate to decriminalize abortion.
PFRJ wrote that it seeks to give a voice to those advocating for reproductive rights, especially at a time “when our voices are most needed.” Though the views of the founders are rooted in pro-choice principles, the group writes that it supports any decision made by an individual and hopes to provide resources for those in need of guidance.
The formation of this group comes after the formation of a student-led anti-abortion group, Quakers for Life, last year.