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Reproductive Justice and Abortion Rights

If you are looking for guidance on what to do after Dobbs v. Jackson's Womens Health, you don't need to buy a book on this list. Read the dissenting opinion and then call your state and federal legislators and let them know how you feel. If you want to learn more about reproductive freedom, reproductive justice, abortion rights, and how to prepare for attacks on birth control, surrogacy, and adoption by non-heterosexual families, then check out the list below.

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Choice Words: Writers on Abortion By Annie Finch (Editor), Audre Lorde (Contribution by), Dorothy Parker (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Annie Finch (Editor), Audre Lorde (Contribution by), Dorothy Parker (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9781642598964
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Published: Haymarket Books - August 23rd, 2022

The Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade has generated a critical urgency for this landmark literary anthology of poems, stories, and essays. Choice Words collects essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights. Twenty years in the making, the book spans continents and centuries.


I Know What's Best for You By Shelly Oria (Editor), Tommy Orange (Contribution by), R. O. Kwon (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Shelly Oria (Editor), Tommy Orange (Contribution by), R. O. Kwon (Contribution by)
$19.79
ISBN: 9781952119217
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Published: McSweeney's - June 7th, 2022

Edited by Shelly Oria--author and editor of Indelible in the Hippocampus--this explosive, intersectional collection of essays, fiction, poems, plays, and more, explores the universality of human reproductive experiences, as well as their distinct individuality.


When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973, with a New Preface By Leslie J. Reagan Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520387416
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Published: University of California Press - February 22nd, 2022

The definitive history of abortion in the United States, with a new preface that equips readers for what’s to come.
 
When Abortion Was a Crime is the must-read book on abortion history. Originally published ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of Roe v.


The Moral Case for Abortion: A Defence of Reproductive Choice By Ann Furedi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9783030901882
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - January 27th, 2022

This revised and updated edition of the 2016 bestselling work sets out the moral arguments for a woman's right to decide the future of her pregnancy. Drawing on traditions of philosophical and sociological thinking, it presents the case for recognizing autonomy in personal, private decision-making about reproductive intentions.


The landmark case Roe v. Wade redefined family: it is now commonplace for Americans to treat having children as a choice. But the historic decision also coincided with widening inequality, an ongoing trend that continues to make choice more myth than reality.


Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom By Kathryn Kolbert, Julie F. Kay Cover Image
$26.10
ISBN: 9780306925634
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Published: Hachette Books - July 13th, 2021

**Shortlisted for the 2021 Stephan Russo Goddard Riverside Book Prize for Social Justice**

This definitive account of the battle for reproductive freedom includes a bold new strategy to safeguard our rights, from two lawyers at the forefront of the movement.


Reproductive freedom has never been in more dire straits. Roe v.


Roe V. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History By N. E. H. Hull, Peter Charles Hoffer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780700631940
Published: University Press of Kansas - February 16th, 2021

Few Supreme Court decisions have stirred up as much controversy, vitriolic debate, and even violence as Roe v. Wade in 1973. Four decades later, it remains a touchstone for the culture wars in the United States and a pivot upon which much of our politics turns. With that in mind, N. E. H.


You're the Only One I've Told: The Stories Behind Abortion By Meera Shah Cover Image
$26.09
ISBN: 9781641603638
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Published: Chicago Review Press - September 1st, 2020

"Moving, multifaceted, and deeply human...as eye-opening as it is compelling” —Cecile Richards, author of Make Trouble 

At a time where reproductive rights are at risk, these vital stories of diverse individuals serve as a reminder of the importance of empathy, finding community and motivating advocacy 

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Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: Women of Color and the Fight for Reproductive Justice By Zakiya Luna Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781479831296
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Published: New York University Press - September 1st, 2020

Reveals both the promise and the pitfalls associated with a human rights approach to the women of color-focused reproductive rights activism of SisterSong


Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood By Sandra Patton-Imani Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781479814862
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Published: New York University Press - June 9th, 2020

Argues that significant barriers to family-making exist for lesbian mothers of color in the United States


The Movement for Reproductive Justice: Empowering Women of Color Through Social Activism (Social Transformations in American Anthropology #5) By Patricia Zavella Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781479812707
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Published: New York University Press - May 19th, 2020

2021 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

Shows how reproductive justice organizations' collaborative work across racial lines provides a compelling model for other groups to successfully influence change


The Abortion Caravan: When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for the Right to Choose (Feminist History Society Book #11) By Karin Wells Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781772601251
Published: Second Story Press - April 21st, 2020

In the spring of 1970, seventeen women set out from Vancouver in a big yellow convertible, a Volkswagen bus, and a pickup truck. They called it the Abortion Caravan.


Choice Words: Writers on Abortion By Annie Finch (Editor), Audre Lorde (Contribution by), Dorothy Parker (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Annie Finch (Editor), Audre Lorde (Contribution by), Dorothy Parker (Contribution by)
$26.06
ISBN: 9781642591484
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 7th, 2020

A landmark literary anthology of poems, stories, and essays, Choice Words collects essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights. Twenty years in the making, the book spans continents and centuries. This collection magnifies the voices of people reclaiming the sole authorship of their abortion experiences.


Jane: The Legendary Story of the Underground Abortion Service, 1968-1973 (Scene History) By Judith Arcana (Editor) Cover Image
By Judith Arcana (Editor)
$4.46
ISBN: 9781621061526
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Published: Firestarter - August 13th, 2019

Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (Anthropologies of American Medicine: Culture #7) By Dána-Ain Davis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781479853571
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Published: New York University Press - June 25th, 2019

Winner, 2020 Senior Book Prize, given by the Association of Feminist Anthropology

Winner, 2020 Eileen Basker Memorial Prize, given by the Society for Medical Anthropology

Honorable Mention, 2020 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, given by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology


My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights By Robin Stevenson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781459817128
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 7th, 2019

★"Required reading for teens of every gender."—Booklist, starred review

Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized, and all too often people do not feel they can talk about their experiences.


Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice By Rebecca Todd Peters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807041482
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Published: Beacon Press - February 26th, 2019

As women’s reproductive rights are increasingly under attack, a minister and ethicist weighs in on the abortion debateoffering a stirring argument that “the best arbiter of a woman’s reproductive destiny is herself” (Cecile Richards, former President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America)


How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump (Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century #2) By Laura Briggs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520299948
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Published: University of California Press - August 14th, 2018

Today all politics are reproductive politics, argues esteemed feminist critic Laura Briggs. From longer work hours to the election of Donald Trump, our current political crisis is above all about reproduction. Households are where we face our economic realities as social safety nets get cut and wages decline.


Abortion Politics (Social Movements) By Ziad Munson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780745688787
Published: Polity Press - May 29th, 2018

Abortion has remained one of the most volatile and polarizing issues in the United States for over four decades. Americans are more divided today than ever over abortion, and this debate colors the political, economic, and social dynamics of the country.


Abortion Politics (Social Movements) By Ziad Munson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780745688794
Published: Polity Press - April 23rd, 2018

Abortion has remained one of the most volatile and polarizing issues in the United States for over four decades. Americans are more divided today than ever over abortion, and this debate colors the political, economic, and social dynamics of the country.


About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First-Century America By Carol Sanger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674737723
Published: Belknap Press - March 27th, 2017

One of the most private decisions a woman can make, abortion is also one of the most contentious topics in American civic life. Protested at rallies and politicized in party platforms, terminating pregnancy is often characterized as a selfish decision by women who put their own interests above those of the fetus.


Reproductive Justice: An Introduction (Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century #1) By Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520288201
Published: University of California Press - March 21st, 2017

Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Loretta J.


Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice By Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781608466177
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Published: Haymarket Books - May 10th, 2016

Undivided Rights captures the evolving and largely unknown activist history of women of color organizing for reproductive justiceon their own behalf.


Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights By Katha Pollitt Cover Image
$20.70
ISBN: 9781250072665
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Published: Picador - July 28th, 2015

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book


The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World By Michelle Goldberg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143116882
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Published: Penguin Books - March 30th, 2010

"Think of Goldberg as the Al Gore of a sexual equality crisis. Reproductive freedom is not just a matter of justice, it's a matter of survival." - The American Prospect