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For over a quarter of a century, terms such as “#reproductiverights” and “sexual and #reproductivehealth” have appeared in dozens—perhaps hundreds—of UN resolutions, despite remaining controversial due to their inextricable linkage to the issue of abortion.
In recent years, another term, “#reproductivejustice,” has started to appear, not in negotiated resolutions, but in reports generated by UN agencies like the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).… via @FridayFax
"minority women in the U.S., particularly those who are poor, have historically been targeted by eugenics advocates, through forced sterilizations or... through the aggressive promotion of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods, some with serious health risks."
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Happening NOW!

Follow this🧵for live tweets of the #Barnraising panel discussion feat. @DrCMBoraas @UshmaU @ajeanstevenson Dr. Suzanne Bell & Dr. Siri Suh! @minnpop #abortion #healthequity
Dr. Siri Suh is faculty at @BrandeisU & teaches Sociology of Reproduction.

Last fall after the #Dobbs decision, enrollment in this class doubled. Shows interest but also alarm in the aftermath of overturn of #RoevWade. @minnpop #Barnraising #abortion
Dr. Siri Suh's research area is post-#abortion care in Senegal, which is a country where abortion is prohibited.

Recently, she has focused on use of misoprostol & working to decolonize reproductive health knowledge in Sub-Saharan Africa. @minnpop #Barnraising #healthequity
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We'll be live-tweeting the #Barnraising panel discussion feat. @DrCMBoraas @UshmaU @ajeanstevenson Dr. Suzanne Bell & Dr. Siri Suh! @minnpop #abortion #healthequity
The in-person #Barnraising group is grounding in the political history of #abortion in the US & globally, with @minnpop member Dr. Elizabeth Heger Boyle outlining US restrictions on #RoevWade from the 90s to #Dobbs. #healthequity #ReproductiveJustice
Dr. Elizabeth Heger Boyle continues to define PLACE as a social delineation, a distance, and as physical environment.

@WHO advocates for #abortion across the globe, but that international authority has different meaning in US. #Barnraising #healthequity #ReproductiveJustice
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“In colorado we got your back!” Says @SenadoraJulie

“We will make sure to hold these businesses to accountability & address these fake clinics”

This is the #reroductivehealthrightsjustice package
We have tons of cosponsors for the bills today! @RepEpps @sonyajlewis @RepMegFroe & so many more!

Hearing from Dusti at @colorlatina

“We are working along side our partners to tackle mis information from the fake clinics that target our communities!” #copolitcs Image
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We are so PUMPED to be back at House Judiciary committee to hear HB23-1187 Alternative Sentencing for Pregnant People #copolitics

HB23-1187 will ensure that #pregnant people have the opportunity to #alternative sentencing 🔥

@S2SSisters @elephant_circle
We know that pregnancy is contraindicated towards a #healthy pregnancy & being incarcerated while pregnant is harmful to both the pregnant person and the child - #reproductivejustice is what we are fighting for today #copolitics @elephant_circle @S2SSisters
Correctional facilities are not mandated to track or report pregnancy-related data & most facilities do not have any routine process for collecting such information - another reason why we are saying YES on HB23-1187 #copolitics #leadership #reproductivehealth
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We’re here with Sarah from @elephant_circle at the #pueblo city council meeting & our friends are lined up at the entrance ready to tell their councilor members that #AbortionRightsAreHumanRights & #abortion is something we all need access to! #reproductivehealth #copolitics
We are all about #reproductivehealth #reproductiverights & #reproductivejustice & making sure all zip codes & communities have access to #abortion 📣📣 shout out to @elephant_circle having presence here tonight #copoliticas
#pueblo came out tonight! They are lined up around the block, 2 security guards said they’d never seen public comment line this long before. #voters came to represent #copolitics
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Been following the news about the relocation Louise Dean Centre and the alumni and students organizing (@LdcYyc) to keep a distinct space for pregnant and parenting teens in #yyc Let’s explore the hist of the program and why it is STILL important to #reproductivejustice 🧵
The program will be moved away from a space where pregnant and parenting teens can go to school alongside an elementary school and childcare facility – and where childcare and edu for their own children was offered. Instead, the program is to move to another local high school
Along with worries re. childcare, LDC alumni, students are concerned about the bullying and stigma from other students not in the program. Some, who have exited abusive relationships, worry about safety w the new potential of going to school with their ex or friends of the ex
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Today we affirm our solidarity with all people working for #ReproductiveJustice. Whether it is a right to an abortion, the right to affirming medical care, or the right to learn about your own history in schools, our rights to self-determination and bodily autonomy are entwined.
There will be an inevitable rush to consider what today's #SCOTUS opinion means for other legal precedents but this is a time to pledge our solidarity and shared community with all people who seek to end pregnancies and to acknowledge the impact of this opinion on all our lives.
As state legislatures and the courts aim to put our communities in harm's way we know where to look for leadership and vision – to the networks of community support, organizations, and people committed to protecting bodily autonomy that have anticipated and met this moment.
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🗣️Tomorrow at 11am we'll be looking at what the leaked #SCOTUS opinion on #Roe could mean for AAPI women. Follow the convo @EthnicMediaSvc and @aaaj_alc @NAPAWF @RepJudyChu @RepJayapal… Image
In just under 10 mins we'll be discussing the leaked #RoeVWade opinion and what a repeal of the landmark case could mean for #AAPI women. Follow us @EthnicMediaSvc or via FB Live: Image
Welcome to today's briefing on what the potential repeal of #RoevWade could mean for #AAPI women. Remember you can follow the conversation via FB live 👉
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Okay, listening into the #RHEA the Reproductive Health Equity Act testimony, and listening to folks that haven’t given birth or could have opinions about #reproductivehealth is just always disappointing and unnecessary.
This guy on this panel basically said “why does birth need to constitute a human right”, um, sir, what in the what? LIVING HUMANS don’t have human rights yet.
All this commentary coming to you is really actually inspired by @Justa_Jus ‘s incredible commentary 🤣
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This #InternationalWomensDay2022 let’s revisit the progressive judgments of the Indian Courts reaffirming the rights of the women and providing them better protection of the law.

#ICLU celebrates 21 judgments of the #SupremeCourt on this #WomensDay
1. The Apex Court providing for detailed guidelines for safety of women at workplace in Vishakha & Ors. v. State of Rajasthan & Ors. (1997) directed employers to provide a mechanism for redressal of grievances of employees. (1/2)
These guidelines were eventually formalised as legislation with the passing of the Sexual Harrasment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. (2/2)

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"The purpose of human rights is to protect human goods. The very suggestion that it could be good for mothers to set them against their own offspring is an insult to women and a setback to the cause of their dignity." #HumanRights #WomensRightsAreHumanRights
"Abortion cannot be a 'reproductive right', because it has nothing to do with enabling people to reproduce. It is not even merely an anti-reproductive right, because rather than just snuffing out fertility, it extinguishes a life." #reproductiverights #reproductivejustice
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The NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit is starting NOW! We are livestreaming this event on our Facebook page. You can also follow along as we live-tweet on this thread! #RacialJustice #RJS22
Today we will hear from three powerful panels:
🏠 The Housing Crisis
🏩 Reproductive Justice
🗳️ Voting Rights
Let's get into it!
National NOW President @ChrisFNunes is opening the NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit with a big THANK YOU to all of our attendees, members, and panelists. Let's talk about how each panel is connected to #RacialJustice.
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Welcome to the Campaign to #FreeMaddesyn George. Maddesyn is a 27-year-old member of the Colville Confederated Tribes who has been jailed since July 2020 for defending herself against a white man who raped her and threatened her life. #MMIWG2S #SurvivedAndPunished
Maddesyn is being prosecuted by the fed govt and facing as many as 17 yrs in prison. The closest fed prison for women is in CA, more than 1K miles from her child, family, and community. #familyseparation #reproductivejustice
The Campaign to #FreeMaddesyn is a coalition of Maddesyn's loved ones, members of the Colville Confederated Tribes and the Spokane Tribe, members of @MMIWWashington, @APIChayaSEA Collective Justice, Participatory Justice, and @radicalwomenus, and individual activists.
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1. RJNB is pleased with the government's decision to fund this research project.
We agree that this funding does not solve the systemic issues that forced #SaveClinic554 to close most of its services...…
2. ...and we are frustrated that we, and many others, have poured countless hours of protest & advocacy into trying to move the provincial government to #Axe8420 and #FundClinicAbortions.
3. The federal grant will not fund the medical services that #Clinic554 provided. But it provides funding to properly research & document abortion barriers in New Brunswick, a province that stubbornly clings to a practice of state misogyny, not least by restricting abortion.
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#reproethicsconf2021 keynote @DorothyERoberts
It is absolutely realistic to predict that women will be prosecuted and imprisoned for having abortions. It has!!

Harmful policies, happening in the US today, we need collective movements to support reproductive rights.
2/ #reproethicsconf2021
Policies based on harmful ideologies that aim to “solve social problems”...targeting “at-risk” meaning Black, Latinx, poor communities
—-gotta listen to FULL presentation to gain understanding——
3/ #reproethicsconf2021
In the US, the family policing system is not intended to gain insights for solutions to help families but causes further harm bc of our punitive system @DorothyERoberts
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You may know the name J.M Sims as the 'father of gynaecology' but do you know Anarcha Westcott? Anarcha was an enslaved 17-year-old girl that endured 30 experimental surgeries, without anaesthetic or her consent. Her ordeal became Sims' legacy. (Thread) #BlackHistoryMonth Illustration of Dr. J. Marion Sims with Anarcha by Robert Th
In 1845 Anarcha suffered vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas after labouring for three days. We don't know if this was her first pregnancy or if she went on to have other children, but the child died in labour and Anarcha was left with life-threatening grievous injuries. Women paint their bodies in red as they take part in protest
Her captors were not interested in her wellbeing. Rickets and vitamin D deficiency brought on by prolonged malnutrition had deformed her pelvic bone which was part of the cause of her condition. They called Sims in to ensure their propriety would continue to breed more slaves. J. Marion Sims
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Did you know?
Prof. Loretta J.Ross and the Women of African Descent for Reproductive Justice coined the term #ReproductiveJustice? Black feminists working within and outside the pro-choice movement in the United States coined the term “reproductive justice” in 1994. Image
Grounded in intersectional feminism, reproductive justice has evolved into a platform for articulating the full
spectrum of reproductive and sexual human rights.
Find more in @n_otes paper -…
#ChallengingPatriarchy Image
They defined #ReproductiveJustice as: A movement-building and organising framework that identifies how reproductive oppression is the result of the intersection of multiple oppressions and is inherently connected to the struggle for social justice and human rights.
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1/ During the final session of the 2020 Religion News Association Annual Conference, I made this statement. What follows is my statement on the #abortion debate. #rna2020virtual Image
2/ Whoever builds the house sets parameters for possiblities within. Burned by gains of #CivilRights, seething from Supreme Court anti-segregation ruling (Bob Jones vs USA), southern White men constructed #abortion debate framework in 1983 as staging ground for cultural warfare.
3/ Pro-life vs Pro-choice is an inhuman frame, meant to draw battle lines, meant to set the stage for winners/losers. It is so last-century. And it is inaccurate. Those who built the pro-life frame have proven beyond a shadow of doubt, what they really cared about is white life.
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A thread: mass hysterectomies at ICE Detention Centers #AbolishICE
Whistleblower, Dawn Wooten, a Black nurse who worked at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia describes cruel medical practices that include mass hysterectomies on women in detention. Details here #AbolishICE
Dawn Wooten, thank you for your courage in speaking up. Now that your name is public, you must be protected. #ProtectBlackWomen
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As well as being heartbroken for the family of Jacob Blake, the @ACNMmidwives Caucus of Black Midwives for Reproductive Justice and Birth Equity are once again angered & anguished for the continued police violence against Black people & Black communities…
as we move through another episode of state sanctioned police violence. We lift up meditations and prayers for healing and pour the offerings to our ancestors to aid in his recovery. We beg his physicians to see him as a victim, not a criminal suspect.
Our thoughts are with Sabrina M. Foulks-Thomas & Dr. Karen Robinson, two Black midwives working & serving in Wisconsin, one of the most segregated regions in America & where Jim Crow & Black Codes are still alive & determining the futures & health outcomes of Black Wisconsinites
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I've worked in #ReproductiveHealth / #ReproductiveJustice for more than a decade — including multiple women's rights organizations (both internationally & domestically focused).
Disclosure: I know several current & former employees — including folks in leadership — of many ethnicities, including white folks, at IWHC.
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🤫 Shhhh! This hearing on Veterans Access to Reproductive Healthcare is getting ready to start with Women's Health Services at @DeptVetAffairs @VeteransHealth, @PVA1946 & @CNASdc. You can also watch live on @cspan.
"The first women arrived at the first Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center at Fort Des Moines on July 20, 1942. Among them were 125 enlisted women and 440 officer candidates (40 of whom were black) ..."
What services are considered "reproductive" healthcare?
In Vitro Fertilization / IVF
OB/GYN Visits
Comprehensive #SexEd
Emergency Contraception
Maternal & Newborn Healthcare
Domestic Violence Counseling
Gender Confirmation Surgery
STI/STD testing & treatment
& more
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Welcome to the S&P 30 Days Challenge #TowardAbolition! Take 2 actions every day until July 4 in solidarity with communities everywhere resisting fascism, state violence, gender-based violence and racial capitalism! Use #TowardAbolition to let us know you're participating.
DAY 1 Action 1 #TowardAbolition

Support @supporthosechi #FreeLeLe campaign! In honor of #PRIDE and #IWD2020, let’s get #AlishaWalker free. "LeLe" is a Black sex worker who was criminalized for self-defense against sexual violence.

Toolkit w/ directions:
Like many, Alisha Walker is being punished, criminalized for surviving. There are countless others just like her.

Use: for numbers, sample tweets, scripts & call/email/fax/bombard @GovPritzker to demand he #FreeLeLe #FreeThemAll!

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