Reproductive Rights Alone Arent Enough


Open Society Foundations Naa Hammond
When a group of black women activists coined the term “reproductive justice” in 1994, they weren’t simply adding to the lexicon of social justice. With two words, they were making an argument with profound implications—namely, that the struggle for reproductive rights and health could never be separated from the larger struggle against racism, economic inequality, homophobia, and transphobia. Because it is at the intersection of these forces where people must make crucial decisions about their bodies, families, and lives. More than 20 years later, the struggle continues. But with the reproductive justice movement as a guide, a rising number of progressive organizers have come to see why forging and affirming these connections is an integral element of lasting, transformative change.

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