Abortion Rights and Social Justice

January 24, 2013

Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and Lynn Paltrow, founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, talk to Bill about the how the modern abortion debate connects to other social justice issues. “Reproductive justice really broadens the movement to incorporate things like socioeconomic status, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity,” says González-Rojas. “It’s really inclusive and much more holistic than looking to protect just the narrow, legal right to abortion.”

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  • scholaractivist1952

    I find this trailer conversation very hopeful and important because of Gonzales-Rojas’ and Paltrow’s views about the nature of more inclusive ‘reproductive justice,’ encompassing the struggle to affirm Roe v. Wade, and so many more constituencies and issues. It also points to the transformation of the Civil Rights Movement, waves of the women’s movement (1960s-1980′s), the LGBTQT movement, healthcare for all movement, etc. Social movements are not static; they must be transformed and grow and will be changed by each new generation. Personally, I am absolutely thrilled to hear this conversation!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Penny-Highfield-Summers/100000192265552 Penny Highfield Summers

    Can’t wait to see this full episode! A conversation that needs to take place, for sure!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tammy.maarkum Tammy Maarkum

    t the how the modern abortion debate connects to other social justice issues. “Reproductive justice really broadens the movement to incorporate thing