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Disability Advocacy & Organizing Program

Everyone deserves equal access to comprehensive reproductive health care, but due to stigma and systemic ableism, the sad truth is some bodies are treated differently than others.

As a trusted provider of sexual and reproductive health care for more than 100 years, Planned Parenthood knows firsthand how important it is for every BODY to have access to essential health care like cervical cancer screenings, wellness exams, birth control, STI testing and treatment, and abortion care. 

Together, we can create a more accessible Planned Parenthood, connect with and support disability rights organizations in Illinois, and work together to address the intersections of reproductive health care and disability.

Upcoming Events

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on disability and reproductive health care on Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 pm.

The hour-long conversation will consider the similarities between the reproductive rights and disability rights movements, why and how the movements can come together, and what needs to change to ensure all people have equitable access to care. 

We are excited to be joined by:

The virtual event is free and open to the public. It will include live closed captioning as well as an ASL interpreter. 

Our Goals

Develop and foster partnerships with Illinois-based disability rights organizations

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Support disability rights legislation in Springfield

Work to make our health centers accessible and comfortable for all

Improve our communications materials to make them more accessible