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Reproductive Justice/Abortion

Reproductive Justice: An Introduction (Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520288201
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Published: University of California Press - March 21st, 2017

Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Loretta J.

Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique Cover Image
By Loretta Ross (Editor), Erika Derkas (Editor), Whitney Peoples (Editor)
ISBN: 9781558614376
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Published: Feminist Press - November 14th, 2017

This anthology assembles two decades of work initiated by SisterSong Women of Color Health Collective, creators of the human rights-based "reproductive justice" framework to move beyond polarized pro-choice/pro-life debates.

Choice Words: Writers on Abortion Cover Image
By Annie Finch (Editor), Audre Lorde (Contribution by), Dorothy Parker (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781642591484
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 7th, 2020

A landmark literary anthology of poems, stories, and essays, Choice Words collects essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights. Twenty years in the making, the book spans continents and centuries. This collection magnifies the voices of people reclaiming the sole authorship of their abortion experiences.

Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520306646
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Published: University of California Press - February 18th, 2020

It seems unthinkable that citizens of one of the most powerful nations in the world must risk their lives and livelihoods in the search for access to necessary health care. And yet it is no surprise that in many places throughout the United States, getting an abortion can be a monumental challenge.

Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now (Jacobin) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781788735841
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Published: Verso - October 1st, 2019

An indispensable guide to building a fighting feminist movement for reproductive freedom

With an antiabortion majority on the Supreme Court and several states attempting to outlaw abortion altogether, many activists are on the defensive, hoping to hold on to reproductive rights in a few places and cases. This spirited book shows how feminism can start winning again.

The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service  Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226625324
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 13th, 2019

Shout Your Abortion Cover Image
By Amelia Bonow (Editor), Emily Nokes (Editor), Lindy West (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781629635736
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Published: PM Press - November 1st, 2018

Following the U.S. Congress's attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion became a viral conduit for abortion storytelling, receiving extensive media coverage and positioning real human experiences at the center of America’s abortion debate for the first time.

Handbook for a Post-Roe America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609809492
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Published: Seven Stories Press - January 15th, 2019

The end of Roe v. Wade is coming. How will you prepare? 

Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501151132
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Published: 37 Ink - March 6th, 2018

In this “vivid and companionable memoir of a remarkable life” (The New Yorker), an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider reveals his personal and professional journeys in an effort to seize the moral high ground on the question of choice and reproductive justice.

Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction Cover Image
ISBN: 9781500248512
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 22nd, 2014

Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction is a collection of stories of ordinary people talking intimately and honestly about their reproductive experiences including abortion, egg donation, adoption, LGBT parenting, remaining child free, and much more.

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades  Before Roe v. Wade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143038979
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Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2007

In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade.

Natural Liberty: Rediscovering Self-Induced Abortion Methods Cover Image
ISBN: 9780964592001
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Published: Sage-Femme - October 1st, 2008

Sage-femme Collective is an anonymous group of professional researchers, herbalists, and individuals involved in the women's self-help movement. Natural Liberty is a guide for women interested in self-induced abortion methods and covers modern methods of medical abortion and menstrual extraction to alternative methods of herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, massage, and yoga.

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679758693
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Published: Vintage - December 29th, 1998

In 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful entrance into the national conversation on race. In a media landscape dominated by racially biased images of welfare queens and crack babies, Killing the Black Body exposed America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies.

Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814758274
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Published: New York University Press - October 1st, 2003

While most people believe that the movement to secure voluntary reproductive control for women centered solely on abortion rights, for many women abortion was not the only, or even primary, focus.

Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781107030176
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Published: Cambridge University Press - March 12th, 2020

Policing the Womb brings to life the chilling ways in which women have become the targets of secretive state surveillance of their pregnancies. Michele Goodwin expands the reproductive health and rights debate beyond abortion to include how legislators increasingly turn to criminalizing women for miscarriages, stillbirths, and threatening the health of their pregnancies.

The Movement for Reproductive Justice: Empowering Women of Color Through Social Activism (Social Transformations in American Anthropology #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479812707
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Published: New York University Press - May 19th, 2020

Shows how reproductive justice organizations' collaborative work across racial lines provides a compelling model for other groups to successfully influence change

The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982141561
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Published: Scribner - June 2nd, 2020

“If you read only one book about democracy, The Turnaway Study should be it. Why? Because without the power to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy." —Gloria Steinem


Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629636382
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Published: PM Press - April 1st, 2019

When House Speaker Paul Ryan urged U.S. women to have more children, and Ross Douthat requested “More babies, please,” they openly expressed what U.S. policymakers have been discussing for decades with greater discretion.

Comics for Choice Cover Image
By Hazel Newlevant (Editor), Whit Taylor (Editor), Sophia Foster-Dimino (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781681485980
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Published: Alternative Comics - February 6th, 2018

Comics for Choice is anthology of comics about abortion. As this fundamental reproductive right continues to be stigmatized and jeopardized, over sixty artists and writers have created comics that boldly share their own experiences, and educate readers on the history of abortion, current political struggles, activism, and more.

Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608466177
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Published: Haymarket Books - May 10th, 2016

Undivided Rights captures the evolving and largely unknown activist history of women of color organizing for reproductive justice--on their own behalf.