Through Legal Momentum's work in Sexuality and Family Rights, the organization seeks to promote women's autonomy, protect women's sexual and reproductive rights, and hold the government accountable for funding and promotion of policies that limit these rights, and harm women and girls.
Report: Sex, Lies, & Stereotypes: How Abstinence-Only Programs Harm Women and Girls
Legal Momentum's , groundbreaking report exposed the truth behind harmful, ineffective abstinence-only programs in place during 2000-2008. (Published February 2008)
Abstinence-Only Programs: Harmful to Women and Girls
The federal government has spent over $1 billion on abstinence-only programs that rely on a dangerous cocktail of gender stereotypes, scare tactics, homophobia, shame and misinformation.
Read about the Congressional Hearing on the subject, and see Legal Momentum's Congressional Testimony.
Legal Momentum applauds the 17 states that rejected Title V funds.
Fight for Same-Sex Marriage
Opponents of same-sex marriage invoke ultra-traditional gender roles that stigmatize women to justify denying same-sex couples the right to marry.
Marriage Promotion: At What Cost?
Pushing marriage as a quick fix for single mothers living in poverty is not only ineffective, but also dangerous for women and their children.
CPCs: Fake Abortion Clinics Deceive Women
"Crisis Pregnancy Centers" (CPCs) have always been a powerful weapon in the arsenal of the anti-abortion movement. From 2000-2008, these centers, fueled by federal funding, provided a great deal of misinformation about contraception and comprehensive sexual education.
Right Wing Groups Target Women
Find out more about the powerful, extreme right-wing groups with close ties to the previous Bush administration that are waging a covert war against women.