Held each spring, Champions of Choice provides an opportunity for us to honor those whose work—as advocates, health care providers, elected officials, or cultural icons—advances reproductive health, rights, and justice.
At our 2017 event, on April 26, we honored:
Teen Vogue, the destination for the next generation of influencers. We educate, enlighten, and empower young women, arming them with all they need to lead stylish and informed lives. Teen Vogue, launched in February 2003, publishes 4 issues a year, has a circulation of more than 1 million, and delivers 27 million-plus monthly impressions through a combination of print, TeenVogue.com, more than 15 social media platforms, and a robust video channel. Over the past two years, Teen Vogue has dramatically increased its coverage of American politics, providing its readers with reporting and groundbreaking analysis on issues of abortion and reproductive rights, social justice, and feminism. In an ever-changing media landscape, Teen Vogue stands out as a strong new voice for women of all ages.
Amy Brenneman, an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and activist. A founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, which specializes in original theater centered on themes of social justice, Amy created and starred in Judging Amy, based on the work of her mother, The Honorable Frederica Brenneman. Other TV: NYPD Blue, Frasier, Private Practice, and The Leftovers on HBO. Film: Heat, Friends and Neighbors, and Casper. A long-time advocate for reproductive rights, gun control, and childhood education, Amy spoke publicly about her own abortion in an amicus brief in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case striking down Texas’s TRAP law restricting abortion access. For her activist work, Amy has been honored by Women in Film, The Feminist Majority, The Brady Center, the League of Women Voters, the California State Assembly, the National Children’s Alliance, the Chime Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Help Group, and the Producer’s Guild of America, among others.
Feminist Women’s Health Center, an independent abortion clinic in Atlanta, GA has sought to “put women’s health in women’s hands” by empowering clients to make the best health care decisions for themselves through legislative advocacy, community education, and direct services” since 1976. Feminist Center is committed to a vision of judgment free reproductive healthcare and access for all. In addition to offering abortions as part of comprehensive reproductive health care, the Feminist Center works to overcome barriers to services for traditionally underserved women and communities. Using an intersectional reproductive justice approach, the Feminist Center’s services and programs aim to meet the unique needs of people of color, low-income, Spanish-speaking, immigrant, refugee, and LGBTQQI clients. Services are frequently offered with sliding scale fees or other discounts since many clients are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicaid. More than a health care provider, the Feminist Center has been an advocacy leader at the Georgia state capitol for the past two decades, bringing the voices of women, all the clients it serves, and clinicians into the public debate on reproductive policy and law.