We are Christians, Jews, Buddhists and other people of faith. Our faiths share common themes of honesty, health and wellness, compassion, and justice. We are proud Americans from the state of Indiana. We value democracy as the path to liberty and justice for all. Decisions about religion, childbearing and family formation are a personal responsibility. Reproductive Justice is a social responsibility.
What is Reproductive Justice?
Reproductive Justice is a new position emerging from women of color that breaks through the life/choice paradigm. The future of humanity depends on reproduction; however, reproduction is a process that uniquely renders women, girls, and young families vulnerable. Part of reproductive justice is the right to raise new life in conditions that sustain it. Throughout history, powerful institutions have coerced aspects of reproduction to expand their dominance. The entire society is hurt by reproductive exploitation which is part of other oppressions like sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, religious oppression and religious intolerance. Reproductive Justice is imperative for a nation’s peace and prosperity. Reproductive Justice is a human right.