Ever since Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke received her fifteen minutes of fame a few years back at the congressional hearings on the Affordable Care Act, we’ve been hearing a lot about “reproductive justice.”
It’s a rather queer pairing of words, don’t you think? For what does justice have to do with a basic biological function. And if reproductive justice, why not “respirative-”, “digestive-”, or “cardio-vascular justice?” Which should prompt us to ask, “What is it?”
SisterSong, a self-described women of color advocacy group that is credited with coining the phrase, explains,
Reproductive justice [is] the right to have children, not have children,

Praise the Lord

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