I’ve pretty much devoted my college career to making a ruckus for reproductive justice. So imagine my surprise when I read Newsweek’s piece suggesting the next generation doesn’t think abortion rights need defending.
We have to put control back in the hands of women and girls. Abortion is an important tool for women seeking to shape their own destinies. Change someone’s life. Help her take care of her family, go to college, maintain her emotional health, keep her head above water, achieve the future she wants for herself. We may have lost on health care reform, but victories still happen every time one person helps another. Make it happen.
How should the reproductive justice community address the fear of disenfranchisement, this fear that has fueled a very successful anti-abortion movement that continues to effectively limit and prevent access to abortion and other reproductive health services?
Pro-choicers describe access to abortion as a matter of reproductive. Here’s one simple reason why…
Despite a significant set back for abortion access, health reform is still a victory for reproductive justice.
Immigrant women face considerable obstacles in accessing health care, including low-paying jobs without health insurance and linguistic and cultural barriers. On Sunday, I will march for reproductive justices. Will you join me?
Those who provide access to abortions have ethical, spiritual, and religious wisdom that this world needs, and this community needs to claim and celebrate its power, goodness, morality, and justice.
The anti-choice movement uses false concern about women of color in a classic effort to divide-and-conquer. Reproductive justice advocates say thanks but no thanks…we’ve got it covered.
There will always be a part of me that is fond of “choice,” such as the part of me that believes in the reproductive justice movement. But the part of me that must endure seeing my sisters denied access, or scrutinized for using the resources they do have, knows that choice is only for a few.
Choice is a central component of the rational human being. It is especially important that we assert it for women whose choices are constrained by circumstances along with efforts to increase the circumstances that give women more choices.