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Understanding Reproductive Justice: A Response to O’Brien

We see the history and content of the reproductive justice framework and movement, and its critique of choice, quite differently.

“Inclusivity” and “intersectionality” are not just words. They describe the theory and practice of the reproductive justice movement with the potential to revitalize all of our advocacy and enable us to create the large and motivated base of support required to secure reproductive rights, health, and justice for all.

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Why We Are and Must Remain ‘Pro-Choice’

Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other.

Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other.

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After “Pro-Choice:” What’s Next for Our Messaging?

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A reproductive justice framework is critical—but it’s not the same thing as “pro-choice.”

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The Meaning of Reproductive Justice: Simplifying a Complex Concept

Reproductive justice can’t be easily communicated in a sound bite or phrase. Does it matter?

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Pro-choice Pregnancy and the Politics of Language

There are many things that are different about the experience of carrying a pregnancy to term versus choosing to terminate, but one place where you’ll often notice a stark difference is in language.

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Disability, Prenatal Testing and the Case for a Moral, Compassionate Abortion

Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my demise).

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Open Letter to Representative Trent Franks: What Caring About Women and Babies Really Looks Like

Dear Representative Trent Franks and other anti-choice politicians: Stop claiming you care about women and babies. You didn’t care about me when I was raped, and you don’t care about the suffering of American people. How dare you suggest otherwise.

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If They Called It the “March for Forced Motherhood and Female Enslavement,” Then Would You Protest?

Without a doubt, those marching against women’s rights this year will be as giddy with success as they are fanatical about their agenda. If they owned up to the program they are really pushing, that they are marching for “Forced Motherhood and Female Enslavement,” would that be enough to drive you out in the streets to protest? Stand up  for access to abortion and birth control at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC this Monday!

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Young People: The Most Powerful and Untapped Resource in the Battle for Reproductive Justice

With the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade a little over a month away, and the 2012 election right around the corner, I can’t help but think about the popularly speculated relationship between abortion rights and young people.

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Fertilized Eggs Are NOT People!

Eggs Are NOT People

On November 8th, the voters of Mississippi will be considering a “Personhood Amendment” (Amendment #26) which would give a fertilized egg more rights than a live born woman, and would outlaw abortion and birth control. 

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