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If You Really Care about Racial Discrimination, You Should Care about Reproductive Justice!

The Reproductive Justice (RJ) movement places reproductive health and rights within a social justice framework. The movement supports the right of individuals to have the children they want, raise the children they have, and plan their families through safe, legal access to abortion and contraception. In order to make these rights a reality, the movement recognizes that RJ will only be achieved when all people have the economic, social, and political power to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction. RJ understands that Women of Color will continue to be denied the power to control their reproductive lives until racial discrimination is eradicated. Racial discrimination has robbed Women of Color of their agency to decide if, when and how to raise their children and given that decision-making power to others, including the government, to wield over them.