Full-Spectrum Reproductive Justice: The Affinity of Abortion Rights and Birth Activism

Studies in Social Justice 7 (1):143-159 (2013)
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Abstract

This paper argues that not only is there a relationship between birth activism and abortion activism, but that if empowering women is the goal, the two cannot be separated. By understanding how women's bodies have been controlled and their reproductive lives appropriated, the current pro-choice and birth activist frameworks that are used to advocate for women can no longer be understood to address women’s needs. It is by working through the framework of full-spectrum reproductive justice that women may become truly empowered to regain control over their reproductive lives

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