Reproductive Justice 101

Do you feel like you could give a good definition of reproductive justice? More and more advocates are using the term reproductive justice, but many struggle to explain what it means. Reproductive justice is not a substitute term for “pro-choice” or “reproductive rights” — it is much more comprehensive — and it is important to understand how this human rights framework is different and to respect that difference.

Reproaction formed as a direct action group to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. We believe that women have the human right to decide whether, when, and how to have and parent children with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence.

That’s why we kicked off our 2016 Act and Learn Webinar series with Reproductive Justice 101. We dove into the history of reproductive justice, explored some examples of reproductive justice work, and also highlighted opportunities for you to support reproductive justice work right now. Check it out.

Guest panelists included:

  • Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Advocates for Youth
  • Cherisse A. Scott, Founder and CEO, SisterReach
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