Understanding Reproductive Justice

Reproductive justice is a concept that was first developed in the mid-1990s by a group of African American women leaders who understood that the reproductive rights movement’s narrow focus on “choice” did not adequately speak to the lived realities and experiences of women of color and women from low-income communities. As SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective explains: 

Reproductive Justice is…

  • A human right.
  • About access, not choice.
  • Not just about abortion.