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Loving Sisters


Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice - Abortion Access.

According to SisterSong, a pioneering and leading reproductive justice organization led by communities of color, reproductive justice is the "human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities." While Thrive NJ itself is not a reproductive justice organization, we use a reproductive justice lens in all our work and strive to address the intersecting barriers and oppressions that individuals face in their daily lives.

Abortion bans disproportionately harm Black, Latino, Indigenous, and other people of color because of this country's legacy of racism and discrimination.

Abortion bans strip us of our freedom to control our own body and are a product of the historic and systemic barriers to care that too many communities face every day. We will fight for the rights of all people to live the life they choose. We will fight for state legislation that removes financial barriers to this time-sensitive care. Join us.

Maternal Justice.

The Maternal Justice Subcommittee is comprised of a network of key stakeholders, including a strong, diverse collaborative of maternal and child health experts and organizations, with a vested interest in improving health outcomes, and combat maternal and infant mortality in New Jersey. 


The goal of the subcommittee is to raise awareness about maternal health, educate health care providers on factors that contribute to maternal deaths, and encourage women, families, and providers to recognize and discuss maternal and child health outcomes. As we continue to uplift the urgency to improve maternal and child outcomes in New Jersey, specifically, among Black mothers and babies, we must address the systemic racism and bias that contributes to the Black maternal and infant mortality rates. 

Interfaith Council.

People of all faiths need and support reproductive health care services, including abortion care. Attempts to restrict access to reproductive health care and other social services are an affront to the needs and beliefs of people of faith, and an attack on the services that members of our own communities need.


The Interfaith Council seeks to connect clergy and lay leaders from across New Jersey who are passionate about reproductive health, rights, and justice. The Interfaith Council is a space for clergy and lay leaders to engage in advocacy around proactive reproductive health policies, and to gain the tools to be impactful and faithful supporters on these issues.

Menstrual Equity.

The Thrive Coalition Menstrual Equity Subcommittee is changing the landscape of menstrual equity in New Jersey through service, advocacy, education and policy change. More information coming soon!

Sex Education.

Young people should get high-quality, age-appropriate, medically accurate information and answers to their questions about sex and relationships — without feeling shamed or judged.

Young people need to understand what a healthy relationship looks like and have the opportunity to practice good communication skills before they become sexually active. ​

​Young people need good sex ed —​ and we're making sure that's happening in New Jersey.

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