PRA believes that this moment should be a wake up call for the gender and reproductive justice field. If the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973 was a nadir point for the reproductive and sexual health and rights movement for the Christian Right, they very effectively regrouped and built out new strategies and tactics to counteract that loss. This moment is our own nadir point. In order to protect gains now being rolled back and further expand access to gender, sexual, and reproductive health and rights, we must, as a field, engage in a fundamental reassessment of our goals, strategies, and tactics and develop a strategic vision for the future of gender and reproductive justice in this country.
Internationally, it is important to protect the gains made in the last several years through informed advocacy. PRA supports international human rights and social justice faith communities, particularly in Africa, to understand the U.S. Right and to develop more effective responses and countermeasures to the rise of U.S.-style culture wars. Beyond Africa, we have partnered with organizations and activists in Europe and at the United Nations to defend gender and reproductive health, rights, and justice. PRA challenges both anti–LGBTI and –SRHR campaigns, and the “bad actors” that work across these issue areas.