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.