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PPGNY Sexual and Reproductive Justice Timeline


New York – Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is proud to share its enhanced Sexual and Reproductive Justice Timeline. This virtual timeline offers a window into the nation’s reproductive history including its founding tenants, extremely dehumanizing acts and the unwavering lineage of resistance to reproductive oppression. 

The bold and clear demand for “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have a child, not have a child, and to parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities” was created by Black women and women of color reproductive justice visionaries who fundamentally understood that to build a winning reproductive freedom strategy one must deeply understand history, its intersecting impacts of oppression, and fight for systemic change that centers the most impacted people’s leadership, expertise and solutions.    

The past is the present and nowhere is that more clearly witnessed than in the Reproductive Justice timeline first documented by Western States Center and Advocates for Youth and built upon over years by numerous activists, advocates and scholars.  As a part of PPGNY’s Sexual and Reproductive Justice workgroup and later our Reviving Radical initiatives, we shared this enhanced reproductive justice timeline at our events and teach-ins.    

We invite you to take part in this important journey and reflect on the incredible and painful legacy the nation and our organization have inherited as we continue to fight for reproductive rights and justice for all. Click here to watch. 


Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY offers a wide range of services across 65% of NYS - including gynecological care; birth control; cancer screenings; pregnancy testing; STI testing and treatment; HIV prevention, testing, and counseling; transgender hormone therapy; and vasectomy. PPGNY is also proud to provide abortion services to anyone who needs compassionate, non-judgmental care. PPGNY is a trusted source of medically accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health services and education.