The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an opportunity for all of us who believe in reproductive justice to fully reckon with what winning it will require.
Some background on the anti-abortion right and NYC in 2020.
The recent and highly publicized killing of George Floyd has evoked mass social protests against the racialized effects of policing. We understand racialized police violence to be a permanent feature of police as we know it. We understand that gendered police violence, both sexual and domestic are also a permanent feature.
Anti-abortion advocates have gained ground in recent decades by separating abortion from health care overall. We have to see abortion rights as an integral part of the fight for Medicare for All.
In the face of an aggressive assault by the right, the abortion rights movement should abandon its defensive stance and advocate fully integrating abortion into the country’s healthcare system.
The attacks on abortion rights aren’t new. Here, Anne Rumberger explains why we can’t trust the Democrats, we have to build a movement for reproductive justice.
It’s time for an abortion rights movement that’s not directed from the top-down by the Democratic Party and big nonprofits. Clinic defense is a crucial part of that mass, democratic, and militant movement.
The Alabama abortion ban and the spate of draconian “heartbeat” laws are vicious attacks on reproductive rights. We have to fight back with an unequivocal demand: free abortion on demand.
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Medicare for All is a powerful framework for advancing reproductive justice. But to permanently win the right to abortion, we’ll need to argue for it on its own terms as well.