Every year when the anniversary of Roe v. Wade rolls around, I am troubled by the loud silences in our triumphant tales of struggle. As a history doctoral student who researches African Americans and abortion, the story I tell is quite different.
What has been the church’s role in the reproductive health movement? I realize that while my church is socially progressive on issues of racism, that there is still much to be done within the realm of women’s everyday issues, and especially as they relate to issues of sexuality, sexual violence, reproductive justice, and women’s sexual and overall health.
This is boundary-breaking & inspiring. Listen to Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party spit some cold truth in his remarks at the International Womens’ Program program at LaPregunta Arts Cafe near Harlem on March 6, 2010.
Check out Democracy Now’s discussion with Gloria Steinem and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University.