Queer reproductive justice applies the reproductive justice movement’s principles to queer needs and interests. The reproductive justice movement differs from the reproductive rights struggle by emphasizing that reproductive rights are about much more than whether and how to terminate a pregnancy.3 Founded in the mid- 1990s by feminists of color, this movement adopted a holistic approach to reproductive rights. As advocates argued, people’s ability to exercise personal bodily autonomy, decide to have or not have children, and raise any children they had were also reproductive rights concerns. Reproductive justice work thus encompasses a range of topics, including accessing sex education and healthcare, as well as ensuring living wages, since all of these subjects influence reproductive decision-making.
Queering Reproductive Justice,
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