Founded in 1967 by a small group of doctors, clergy, and community members to assist Minnesota women in accessing abortion care – Our Justice works to provide people with the resources they need now, while also advocating for policy change that would make these resources more available and remove many of these challenges altogether.
In 2022, Our Justice built strong relationships with local elected officials in Minneapolis and St. Paul, resulting in meaningful wins for abortion access int heir community. Following the leak of the draft decision in Dobbs, Our Justice passed a resolution in support of abortion access with unanimous council support. Their public campaign for local funding for abortion resulted in the mayor including a $300,000 budget line item for abortion access in the city’s final budget. This work led to a new relationship with officials in Hennepin County, who unanimously passed a budget amendment allocating $500,000 to fund reproductive and gender affirming care.
In 2023, NIRH is supporting Our Justice as they work with Hennepin County to distribute local funding and implement a partnership with the County in a way that is sustainable and benefits their callers. Our Justice is also advocating at the state level for increased Medicaid reimbursement for abortion. This partnership is a collaboration between NIRH and All* Above All.