By Theresa

Last week on Tuesday April, 17, I went up to Albany with other TORCH Peer Leaders to lobby for reproductive rights. It was my first time lobbying in Albany and meeting with pro-choice elected officials. Our goal was to get these elected officials to support the passage of the Reproductive Health Act. The Reproductive Health Act guarantees a woman’s right to control her reproductive health which will ensures that a woman will be able to have an abortion in New York. In addition to lobbying our representatives we also attended workshops informing us about crisis pregnancy centers, protecting access to birth control, online activism, and state abortion laws. I had a great time and will highly encourage my peers to attend in the future.