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Women in the reproductive justice movement seek the basic human right to control their bodies. This includes a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy, and the rights to have a child, and to parent that child. On this edition from our Women’s Desk, we hear from three women advocating for comprehensive reproductive health.
The issues they say need to be prioritized include: sex education, HIV and AIDS prevention, housing, educational opportunities, queer-conscious-healthcare, the economic resources to support a child, the right to live free of violence, as well as an analysis of reproductive technologies. They spoke at the 10th anniversary of SisterSong, a women of color led organization dedicated to a vision of “reproductive justice” that considers the race, class and sexuality dynamics of reproductive health.
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, executive director, Pro-Choice Public Education Project; Mia Mingus, executive director, Georgians for Choice; Sujatha Jesudason, program director, Gender, Justice and Human Genetics at the Center for Genetics and Society.
Executive Producer: Tena Rubio
Contributing Freelance Producer & Guest Host: Sarah Olson
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Interns: Samson Reiny and Elena Botkin-Levy
For more information:
Georgians for Choice – Atlanta, GA
Pro-choice Public Education Project – New York, NY
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective – Atlanta, GA