Quote from Jill on a black starry background with a teal gradient. There is white text stating, "For the last 18 years, this organization has been the center of my universe. From the moment I was introduced to the concept, I’ve been enamored of the notion that legal actors practicing social justice values and following the lead of communities can help to change systems, build power, and realize justice. Looking back, my mind overflows with magical moments, key connections, invaluable lessons, and collective achievements. The contributions we’ve co-created and the reality we’ve manifested thus far surpass even my most magnificent dreams. While it’s been the greatest honor of my life to serve as If/When/How’s executive director, I’m ready to pass the torch.”
03.3.2023  /   If/When/How Staff
Dear If/When/How Community, With full hearts, we are writing to share the bittersweet news that Jill E. Adams will be stepping down as If/When/How’s Executive Director at the end of May. Jill has been an instrumental force in the founding and development of multiple organizations and initiatives that comprise If/When/How today, as well as an influential thought leader in the reproductive health,…... Read more
01.3.2023  /   Elizabeth Rivera
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice is thrilled to announce that we will transition to a four-day work week beginning right now, January 2023.... Read more
12.7.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at UC Berkeley School of Law are pleased to announce the winners of the seventeenth annual Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights & Justice. Congratulations! First place: "Willful Disregard: How Ignoring Structural Racism in Maternal Mortality has led Black Women to Become Invisible in Their Own Crisis” by…... Read more
09.1.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
Winning authors will receive cash prizes, and the first-place winning submission will also be granted a “presumption of publishability” and receive expedited review by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. Here's how to submit.... Read more
09.1.2022  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
If/When/How asked Melissa Shube to tell us how she and her colleagues at The Lawyering Project are challenging forced parental involvement laws and TRAP laws... Read more
09.1.2022  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
If/When/How asked Jess Braverman, Legal Director at Gender Justice, to tell us how her organization is challenging forced parental involvement laws to ensure young folks in Minnesota have access to the care they need.... Read more
Bold statement graphic for Youth Abortion Access Week with an If/When/How logo in the upper right corner. The background is a mustard yellow with primrose centered text that reads, “Young people are capable of making their own decisions about their bodies and lives.” To the left of the “og” is a multicolored butterfly and flowting of the period that ends the statement is a multicolored butterfly below and to the right.
08.30.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
Abortion is still a human right, and young people should have full autonomy over their own pregnancy, birthing, and parenting decisions.... Read more
Bold statement graphic for If/When/How's gifth annual Youth Abortion Access Week. The graphic has an If/When/How logo in the upper right corner. The background is three different colored stripes with each stripe highlighting a part of the statement. The top is a light blue with dark purple text and reads, "If your activism comes with an asterisk." The next stripe is pink with red text that reads, "excluding young people under 18." And ends in a stripe of dark purple with pink text,"then you do not stand for abortion rights for all."
08.29.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
If there is going to be a future for abortion access, it must be a future in which all people have true access to confidential abortion care, including young people under 18 years old.... Read more
Pink and lavender gradient grainy background graphic highlighting a key finding from If/When/How's recently released research on abortion criminalization in the U.S. In the upper right corner is the If/When/How logo. In the center is dark crimson text that reads, "Mapping abortion criminalization." Below is a United States map with states where people have been criminalized for abortion highlighted in dark red. The state are California, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Iow, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, D.C., Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. Below in crimson text is elaboration on the finding: From 2000 to 2020, If/When/How identified 61 cases of people criminally investigated or arrested for allegedly ending their own pregnancy or helping someone else do so..
08.9.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
61 people have been criminalized for self-managed abortion in the last twenty years. New research from If/When/How shows what the future of abortion criminalization could look like.... Read more
06.24.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
A statement from If/When/How on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.... Read more