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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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It’s Equal Pay Day: Pay Equity Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

How can you afford to have children and access to decent medical care with a full range of birthing options when you are paid according to your race and gender rather than your contributions to society?

How can you afford to have children and access to decent medical care with a full range of birthing options when you are paid according to your race and gender rather than your contributions to society?

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Welcome to the Next Level of Abortion Restrictions

Welcome to the next level of abortion restrictions.

It’s time to put the old weapons away and start investing in the upcoming generation of pro-choice, reproductive justice leaders.

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Beyond Choice: How We Learned to Stop Labeling and Love Reproductive Justice

Some big victories and some small victories, with respect to reproductive rights, show that parts of the country are hoping to expand access to health care, not just limit it.

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.

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Poll: African Americans Support Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care

A nationally-representative poll shows that African Americans overwhelmingly support keeping abortion legal and believe that women in our community should be able to get it safely when they need it.

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.

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Tenets of Reproductive Justice Take Root at Red-State Conference

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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.”

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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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Justice is Love Made Public

Civil rights leader John Lewis (today a congressman from Georgia), left, and others pray during a demonstration, ca. 1963.

Too often, “love” and “justice” are understood in completely different categories. In fact, they are just different incarnations of one another.

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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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