The prosecution of drug use in pregnant women does nothing to fulfill a legitimate policy goal and in fact seems to be racially motivated—at least in the implementation—rather than spurred by a concern for children.
Race, class, ethnicity, and sex still determine, to a great degree, how justice is dispensed and whether people are treated justly by the United States legal system. Recent news stories and hard data show just how far we remain from Martin Luther King’s “promised land.”
Her opponents have smeared her as a racist and classist, but Sanger devoted her life to fighting for equal access to reproductive choice.
In Mississippi, two ballot initiatives threaten the health and lives of women across the state, and the disenfranchisement of the largest bloc of voters in the state. A campaign based on a reproductive justice model can defeat both.
The Chicago Abortion Fund is leading the effort to oppose anti-choice efforts to target black and low-income neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago.
Reproductive justice leaders continue to speak out against the racist anti-choice billboard campaigns being launched around the country. The Chicago Abortion Fund is leading the effort to oppose anti-choice efforts to target black and low-income neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago.
As the newest campaign aimed at Latinas shows, it’s likely more a case of racial opportunism, and any race will do, if it means advancing a conservative social agend.
New billboard targets latinas with anti-abortion messages. And if you don’t speak out about this racist propaganda, they will target you next.
I wrote this poem because I had grown tired of people not seeing me beyond the color of my skin or my “otherness.” I see it being played out on a larger scale as in African-American’s women’s right to choose as exemplified in this article that talks about Anti-Abortion Billboards.
Anti-choice billboarders never discuss why abortions are needed; the lack of access to quality health care, sex ed and contraception; or even the jobs needed to help young women care for the families they already have.