1907 Indiana eugenics law, state marker
Historic state marker located on the east lawn of the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis / Photo: Indiana Historical Bureau

Reproductive Health & Justice

In recent years, women of color and their allies have organized a reproductive justice movement that examines how issues of race and class affect women’s abilities to exercise their reproductive rights. This dynamic movement is growing, and today many organizations and networks are taking part. The largest among them is SisterSong, a network of eighty local, regional, and national organizations

The reproductive justice movement promotes a broader understanding of women’s rights and health, placing abortion rights within a larger framework that includes maternal and infant health, economic justice, racial equality, and ending violence against women. The articles below examine many facets of women’s health through a reproductive justice framework.