In recent years, many reproductive health care providers—like Title X clinics—have filled a critical gap in the provision of health care to the LGBTQ community.
“The solution to detention already exists. We are the solution."
“We’ve done a lot with very few resources, and that tells you a lot about the strength of the Puerto Rico LGBT community,” said Pedro Julio Serrano, an activist in Puerto Rico.
“It’s ironic to me, in a really sad way, because so much of transphobia and transmisogyny is focused on the genitalia of a person, and in this instance our reproductive organs suddenly don't matter."
Rene Lopez, a 24-year-old gender-nonconforming asylum seeker, doesn’t know what justice would be like. But there’s one thing she is certain of: She is unsafe and wants to be released from detention after her next hearing on Wednesday.
Though CNN’s moderators failed to address reproductive rights during this round of debates, some candidates did bring it up on their own.