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Day of Recognition for Young Parents
Healthy Teen Network applauds New Mexico and California’s efforts to establish August 25th as an official Day of Recognition for Young Parents. We join our friends in these states, including Young Women United and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, in this celebration asserting young people’s rights to self-determination and bodily autonomy, including their decisions about whether or not to become parents, as well as their right to parent the children they have within a supportive environment.
Follow Young Women United and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice for events in recognition of young parents on August 25th. We’ll be joining Young Women United’s #RespectYoungFams Twitter Chat on August 25th at 3pm ET, and we hope you will, too!