How Reproductive Justice Can Touch the Lives of Black Women

Women AdvaNCe posted the story “How Reproductive Justice Can Touch the Lives of Black Women”.

Emma Akpan reflects on the meaning of the term “reproductive justice” in a post for Women AdvaNCe. Reproductive justice, she writes, fills a void in the pro-choice movement by recognizing that many women—especially low-income women and women of color—don’t have a choice when it comes to having children or not. The good news is that a coalition of national black women’s reproductive justice organizations has developed a black women’s reproductive justice agenda. The coalition also conducted a survey of black women and found that they “overwhelmingly [support] safe and legal abortion, access to birth control, and comprehensive sex education,” as well as believe—across varying degrees of religiosity—that access to reproductive rights is common sense.

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