This project will help us tell reproductive justice stories through an intergenerational lens. We have begun the work of interviewing people across generations about how reproductive justice has shaped their lives, what they hope to see for the future, and how abortion fits into a holistic reproductive justice framework. In addition to filming these stories, we are researching new ways to share information about abortion in the United States.
The landscape of abortion access in the United States has become dark, fragmented, and violent in the wake of the Dobbs decision in June 2022. This comes at a time when abortion access is more important than ever: for the first time in 30 years, the decline in abortions in the United States has reversed. Uncertainty in legality has caused pharmacies to stop filling prescriptions and doctors to delay care, putting those who may become pregnant in danger.
Telling stories is the first step toward change. We believe that sharing stories from pre-Roe and post-Dobbs can help heal a generational divide and connect activists in a broad-based coalition. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment: we will interview people, young and old, about their abortion stories and we will investigate how reproductive justice matters along generational, racial, and economic lines.
The project will bring awareness to how crucial choice is when is comes to reproductive healthcare and will bring new stories to light that illustrate why reproductive justice matters for us all.
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