Defending Reproductive Justice

by 3 Generations
Defending Reproductive Justice
Nov 15, 2022

Defending Reproductive Justice, Again

My mother and grandmother marched for reproductive justice in the 70s.

In the 80s and beyond, as a direct result of their activism, I had the luxury of taking reproductive justice for granted.

Today, my 16-year-old daughter is stunned and angry that she has to fight for reproductive justice all over again. 

In August of 2022, when we were reeling from the Supreme Court’s decision to slash and burn our reproductive rights, we at 3 Generations began our exploration of reproductive justice through an intergenerational lens. One of the young women we interviewed aptly summed up how many of us were feeling:

“We are taking a step back in history and a step back in women’s freedom.”

           Dounia age 16

According to the Pew Research Center, over 60% of the population of the US supports legal abortion. In spite of that, abortion and reproductive rights remain one of the most politically charged and hotly contested issues of our time.

However, the news isn't all bad, we're feeling cautiously optimistic about the future because of the current trends. The midterms were eye-opening in many ways.

In republican-leaning Kentucky, an antiabortion amendment was defeated.

In Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer was reelected partly by championing abortion rights, and abortion rights were enshrined in their state’s constitution as they were in California and Vermont.

Watch this space as we continue to bring you the voices, young and old, who will help shape the future of reproductive justice.  

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