If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice is a student-led, student-driven national non-profit network of law students and lawyers committed to fostering the next wave of legal experts for the reproductive justice movement. The NYU chapter of If/When/How (formerly known as Law Students for Reproductive Justice) was established during the 2004-2005 school year by five NYU law students who were dissatisfied by the lack of a student group at the law school solely committed to the preservation and defense of reproductive freedom in the United States and abroad.
The national organization and the NYU chapter changed the name to If/When/How in 2016. Reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide whether, when, and how to have and parent children with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring access to medically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally competent sex and sexuality education, as well as comprehensive, quality reproductive healthcare, including prenatal care, postnatal care, contraception, abortion services, and alternative reproductive technologies for women and men, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.
NYU If/When/How holds many events throughout the year, including:
- Speaker series about a variety of reproductive justice issues
- Film screenings and panels on reproductive justice topics
- Sex-Ed Trivia
- Events co-hosted with the If/When/How chapters throughout New York City