Reproductive Justice: A Reading List

New Handbook for a Post-Roe America: The Complete Guide to Abortion Legality, Access, and Practical Support By Robin Marty, Amanda Palmer (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robin Marty, Amanda Palmer (Foreword by)
$16.16
ISBN: 9781644210581
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 30th, 2021

A completely new edition of Robin Marty's bestselling manual on what to do now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.


Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty By Dorothy Roberts Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9780679758693
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Published: Vintage - December 29th, 1998

Killing the Black Body remains a rallying cry for education, awareness, and action on extending reproductive justice to all women. It is as crucial as ever, even two decades after its original publication.
 


Bodies on the Line: At the Front Lines of the Fight to Protect Abortion in America By Lauren Rankin Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781640094741
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Published: Counterpoint - April 5th, 2022

As the courts betray us and our leaders fail us, only we can keep each other safe.
 
In this powerful, empathetic look at abortion clinic escorting, “one of the most under-covered and crucial, lifesaving, rigorous forms of activism out there” (Rebecca Traister), Lauren Rankin offers real hope—and a real call to action for a post-Roe America.
 


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.


The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service  By Laura Kaplan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780226625324
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 13th, 2019

"In the four years before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, most women determined to get abortions had to subject themselves to the power of illegal, unregulated abortionists...But a Chicago woman who happened to stumble across a secret organization code-named 'Jane' had an alternative.


Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights By Karen Blumenthal Cover Image
$12.59
ISBN: 9781250820600
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Published: Square Fish - February 22nd, 2022

A riveting look at the tumultuous history of abortion rights in the United States leading up to the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, by award-winning author and journalist Karen Blumenthal.


Shout Your Abortion By Amelia Bonow (Editor), Emily Nokes (Editor), Lindy West (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Amelia Bonow (Editor), Emily Nokes (Editor), Lindy West (Foreword by)
$22.46
ISBN: 9781629635736
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Published: PM Press - November 1st, 2018

Following the U.S. Congress's attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion became a viral conduit for abortion storytelling, receiving extensive media coverage and positioning real human experiences at the center of America’s abortion debate for the first time.


My Mom Had an Abortion By Beezus B. Murphy, Tatiana Gill (Illustrator), Shout Your Abortion (Producer) Cover Image
By Beezus B. Murphy, Tatiana Gill (Illustrator), Shout Your Abortion (Producer)
$12.56
ISBN: 9781629639130
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Published: PM Press - December 28th, 2021

My Mom Had an Abortion is a unique coming-of-age tale told by a self-described dyslexic-asexual-lesbian-feminist teenager and illustrated by body-positive comic artist Tatiana Gill. We follow our protagonist Beezus B. Murphy as she chronicles her evolving understanding of menstruation, reproduction, and abortion and finds her place in a confusing world.


How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics, and the War on Sex By Christina Page Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465054909
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Published: Basic Books - December 26th, 2006

A pithy polemic bolstered by solid research, intellectual heft, and firsthand reporting, this is a book poised to change the debate over reproductive rights in this country wholesale.


Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique By Loretta Ross (Editor), Erika Derkas (Editor), Whitney Peoples (Editor) Cover Image
By Loretta Ross (Editor), Erika Derkas (Editor), Whitney Peoples (Editor)
$26.96
ISBN: 9781558614376
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Published: Feminist Press - November 14th, 2017

Practical tools and theoretical frameworks for understanding the fight for reproductive rights, from pregnancy to parenthood and beyond.Expanding the social justice discourse surrounding "reproductive rights" to include issues of environmental justice, incarceration, poverty, disability, and more, this crucial anthology explores the practical applications for activist thought on this ever-u


This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor By Susan Wicklund, Alan Kesselheim Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781586486471
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Published: PublicAffairs - December 30th, 2008

A brave account of the social and political forces that threaten a woman's right to choose, this emotionally affecting memoir from a doctor on the front lines of the abortion debate reveals what's really at stake in the Supreme Court


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.


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.


Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion By Katie Watson Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9780190051723
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 15th, 2019

Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language


Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement By Jennifer Nelson Cover Image
$32.20
ISBN: 9780814758274
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Published: New York University Press - October 1st, 2003

Uncovers the truth behind the ideas, struggles, and eventually success of Black and Puerto Rican Nationalists regarding key feminist issues of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s


Reproductive Justice: An Introduction (Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century #1) By Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger Cover Image
$33.54
ISBN: 9780520288201
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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.


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
$22.46
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.


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.


Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women's Reproduction in America (Alternative Criminology #16) By Jeanne Flavin Cover Image
$31.05
ISBN: 9780814727911
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Published: New York University Press - March 1st, 2010

Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association; Sex and Gender Section
2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

An important work documenting how the criminal justice system polices women's reproductive capacity


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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