It seems that mainstream reproductive health and rights groups are realizing the limitations of reductive labels like “pro-choice.” And that’s a good thing.
A nationally-representative poll found that African Americans overwhelmingly support keeping abortion legal and believe that women in our community should have access to safe abortion care when they need it.
The two-day Take Root conference examined the tenets of reproductive justice: ensuring “the right to have a child, the right to not have a child, and the right to raise that child in a healthy, safe environment.”
A reproductive justice framework is critical—but it’s not the same thing as “pro-choice.”
Too often, “love” and “justice” are understood in completely different categories. In fact, they are just different incarnations of one another.
Reproductive justice can’t be easily communicated in a sound bite or phrase. Does it matter?
It may be true that the pro-choice movement is “more fragmented than it’s ever been,” but this is not because young people are clamoring to overthrow those who are running legacy organizations.
Today the Center for Reproductive Rights launched an innovative new campaign called DRAW THE LINE, calling on people across the country to fight back against anti-choice measures, by signing our Bill of Reproductive Rights.
Part of my reproductive justice agenda is to overturn Hyde. But the anniversary also made me think about all the other things that I want when it comes to repro justice. Here’s a partial list.
Working with reproductive-health and reproductive-justice organizations and advocates, I’ve noticed that people like me aren’t included in the discussions. No, it seems that people like me and I aren’t included too often because we’re of “a certain age”–40 years old and older, to be more precise.