There are 535 voting members in Congress, 80 percent of whom are white men. So it's perplexing that the fight for reproductive rights, primarily a women's issue, is one at the mercy of older, heterosexual white men.
This particular Congress — specifically, the Republicans in this particular Congress — has attempted to push through a string of anti-abortion bills that women's organizations say are stripping half the American population of their reproductive rights. Most recently, Senate Republicans have attempted to block Planned Parenthood from receiving funds in legislation aimed at combating Zika.
But there are many advocates for women's reproductive rights among men, too. Recently, NARAL, a pro-choice organization, launched #MenForChoice on Twitter to encourage men to express support for women's rights to their own bodies. The hashtag quickly picked up, with men sharing uplifting, compelling reasons as to why they were pro-choice.
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