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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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A Response to Time Magazine: Young People Are Not Fragmenting the Pro-Choice Movement

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.

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It’s Time to ‘Draw the Line’ on Attacks Against Reproductive Freedom

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.

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What’s on Your Reproductive Justice Agenda?

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.

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“People Of A Certain Age” Left Out Of Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice Conversations

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.

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Poderosa Profile: Margie Del Castillo

In order to be successful in our fight for reproductive justice, we Latinas must recognize our poder. NLIRH’s “Soy Poderosa” campaign is trying to do just that.

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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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Sex-Selective Abortion: Saving Girls Takes a Lot More than a Hidden Camera

Abortions chosen because of the sex of the fetus are a symptom — not a cause — of a sexist society. A reproductive justice analysis of that sexism gives insight into why hidden camera “stings” have nothing to do with saving girls.

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Why Birthing Rights Matter To The Pro-Choice Movement

We in North Carolina are enduring yet another vicious attack on the rights of pregnant and childbearing individuals.  Women seeking home births may have the legal right to do so, but just like the women seeking abortion care, these laws do nothing to protect access.

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