Reproductive Justice Summary

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1. What is the author’s main point (or thesis)? Give a full explanation of the thesis or main point of the reading. (This should take you about one full paragraph.)

The author’s main objective is to explain how the movement for reproductive autonomy can be purposeful if every individual and organization that shares a common ground can work in areas where they are most effective and to explain the value in choice. The author believes that the success and strength of a movement come from the partnerships of any group or individual person reaching out to their own communities in their own unique ways as opposed to a monolithic organization. In order for this to happen, the author argues that one should not be judgmental of the way an organization
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The author makes it clear that one should not be dictatorial in having every group follow after them in the use of reproductive justice. This is because reproductive justice and pro-choice hold slightly different meanings that make them unable to be interchangeable. In fact, the author explains the challenges of the reproductive justice framework that makes it impossible to use as a substitute word for choice. This is because often time reproductive justice organizations focus on multiple issues. Reproductive justice focuses on a broader reproductive health agenda, with an aim to protect the well-being of women and girls and their human rights. It works through fighting the unjust in the systems that promote in-equality and due to this, its agenda takes a while. In fact, often time’s abortion is pushed to the curve as other issues are addressed and this may hurt women being immediately affected. The author explains that the advantage in pro-choice is that organizations are able to concentrate their time, money, energy, and resources into focusing on the immediate issues affecting them. The author states that it is vital to have organizations focusing on immediate issues impacting them because if everyone focused on each other’s issue, than everything would be lost or extremely …show more content…
It is obvious that intersectionality is a huge element of the feminist critique that is represented here by the author’s idea. Intersectionality is the idea that one holds multiple denies that are both privileged and oppressed in institutions. In the context of the author’s argument, it is evident that organizations fighting under the umbrella for reproductive autonomy in women’s health and well-being are goal-oriented in different ways. Hover, all of these organizations, including reproductive justice and pro-choice, are bound by the commonalities that each issue shares. Pro-choice organizations cannot dismiss the social justice aspect, and at the same time, reproductive justice should not neglect abortion in their fight to eradicate inequalities in these systems affecting women’s reproductive health. This common principle they share should be reasons to support each other and not attack the other. Infect, intersectionality was the reason behind how many women’s organizations fought together to defeat the two ballets that threatened access to abortion and religious liberty, because each organization recognized the impact that such a proposal could have on oppressing the women they were fighting

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