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How is the reproductive justice movement changing the conversation about abortion?

Photo by Charlotte Cooper
A Planned Parenthood Rally in New York City in 2011

  Activist Loretta Ross and scholar Rickie Solinger wrote their new book Reproductive Justice: An Introduction to go beyond the pro-choice vs. anti-abortion debates that dominate headlines.



They offer a history of reproductive politics in America that acknowledges the marginalization of women of color, and a vision for human rights protections that transcend race and class.  As politicians threaten access to care and education, how are activists advancing reproductive justice?




Rickie Solinger, historian and curator creating books and exhibitions about reproductive politics, welfare politics, incarceration, race, class, and motherhood, and co-author of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction


Web Resources:

Rewire News: Reproductive Justice: It’s About More Than Safe Abortion Care

New York Times: Hearing Set for Monday to Hear Kavanaugh and His Accuser

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Lessons from a Powerful Partnership for Reproductive Justice | Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger


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