We are feisty, passionate grandmothers on a mission for younger generations
Who is GRR!
Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR!) works, through education and advocacy, to secure access to sexual & reproductive health, rights, and justice for present and future generations.
GRR! is pro-abortion.
We embrace a bold vision for a society where abortions are affordable, available, and supported for everyone who needs them. Abortion justice can only be achieved while foregrounding the human rights principles of the Reproductive Justice movement.
Truth Seekers and Truth Tellers
GRR!s are truth seekers and truth tellers combatting a pervasive anti-abortion culture of misinformation and stigma. Elders can play an important role in sharing knowledge to empower younger people in their reproductive decision-making. Sharing openly about our own reproductive experiences, including abortion, moves the cultural needle and makes space for the nuances of real people’s lives.
Students & Grr!s Working Together
We are stronger when we are united across generations by our shared vision for abortion justice. Elders possess wisdom, insights, and energy that are valuable to the movement. GRR!s are committed to learning and growing alongside younger activists, evolving our understanding of our current moment.
Abortion Stories from Elders
GRR! is home to the only national storytelling program for elders who had abortions during the pre-Roe years and beyond. Amid vicious attacks on abortion rights & access, it is crucial for elders to share insights from our experiences while moving in alignment with current demands for abortion justice. Insight to Incite Storytellers make public what we were told to keep secret. In doing so, we affirm the dignity & autonomy of younger generations, as well as our younger selves.
How it works
Engage With Our Program In 3 Ways
Record Your Story
Refer a Storyteller
Reproductive . Options . Exist
GRR!'s ROE Campaign exposes the deceitful tactics and lies anti-abortion centers (AACs) promote and exposes AAC's true agenda to end abortion access and care. Leveraging the status of grandmothers and elders as sources of truth and safety, GRR! supports younger generations in accessing accurate information when seeking sexual and reproductive health care free of shame, coercion, and misinformation.
WHY WE ACT
Why We’re Angry
Pregnancy should not be treated as a consequence or a liability. The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade is the culmination of decades of anti-abortion politicians and activists decimating abortion access, particularly for communities of color and low-income people. Additionally, anti-abortion centers (AACs) are well-funded and unregulated agents of misinformation, stigma and shame that target the most vulnerable communities of pregnant people. We won't stand for it.
Why We Act
We are grandmothers and elders who work intergenerationally for a future where young people can make empowered decisions about their reproductive futures without barriers or stigma. We share our stories, raise our voices, organize and demonstrate because we know elders have a unique place in this movement and the power to shift culture and policy.
Why It Matters
While abortion access is felt deeply at the individual level, it is also true that when birthing people can exercise bodily autonomy without unjust barriers, they are better off physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. This positively impacts families and entire communities. Abortion access is a public good and a necessity that underpins a healthy and equitable democracy. .
Choose a Track to Get Involved
Choose a Track to Get Involved
Our Leaders Speak
Julia G. Kahrl, Ph.D
Former Maine State Representative