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
12.6.2022  /   webmaster
On March 23rd, join the RJ Lawyers Network for a briefing on the FDA medication abortion case, possible outcomes, and the work happening right now to shore abortion access and guard against the threat of criminalization. Temple Law Dean Rachel Rebouché and All Above All’s Natasha Chabria will lay out the anti’s lawsuit in the post-Dobbs landscape and what Judge Kasmaryck’s decision…... 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
If/When/How quote graphic with a black background and a white If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice logo in the upper right corner. Justified to the left is bold white text and teal text for emphasis that reads: My hope is that when, and if, I can bring a child into this world, they are brought up in a country that prioritizes compassion, expands (not limits) healthcare, and trusts folks to be the decision-makers of their own bodies and futures. Below in bold white text is the quote attribution, "Tamara Stein, J.D. Candidate, If/When/How Suffolk Law Chapter Executive Board Member."
01.7.2022  /   If/When/How Guest Voice

by Tamara Stein, If/When/How Suffolk Law Executive Board Member

As someone who has worked in the reproductive justice space and came to law school to further that career, I knew anecdotally how vital reproductive autonomy and accessible healthcare were. It wasn’t until my miscarriage that I experienced firsthand what it means to access this kind of health care. ... Read more
09.1.2021  /   Tayler Tucker
A statement from the staff of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice.... Read more
03.26.2021  /   webmaster
Let’s work together, using our reproductive justice lens, to dismantle this country’s racist caste system.... Read more
02.22.2021  /   webmaster
The American Bar Association has adopted a resolution against criminalization of people for self-managed abortion or for any pregnancy outcome — marking an historic move forward for efforts to decriminalize our reproductive lives.... Read more
07.2.2020  /   Tayler Tucker
Join us for our seventh year of the Reproductive Justice Lawyering Webinar Series, designed to engage advocates with new concepts and developments in reproductive justice. Speakers and RJ Fellows Israel Cook, Nina Gurak, and Jacqueline Tosto will discuss disability justice, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the history and present criminalization and institutionalization of those deemed "different." They will also share the ways our reproductive freedom movements can learn from, support, and advocate with disabled people and recommit to the work of freeing our people from institutions that perpetuate oppression and harm. ... Read more
06.11.2020  /   webmaster
By Andrea Grimes, Cammie Dodson, Jessica Goldberg, Jill E. Adams, Kylee Sunderlin, Lauren Paulk, Sara L. Ainsworth, and Shireen Smalley

White people should not need to be asked and invited to dismantle white supremacy again and again; we should be showing up to support Black lives every damn day. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from #RJ4BlackLives, and we offer the following as more than an invitation to white members of the If/When/How community — we offer this as a call to join us, in two parts.... Read more