The historic Dobbs (2022) decision struck down the constitutional right to abortion access in the United States. Even before Dobbs, activists were calling attention to systemic disparities in reproductive and sexual health. These disparities have worsened since the Supreme Court decision, wherein economically privileged groups are more likely to circumvent regulation to obtain necessary care. The ‘reproductive justice’ framework – founded in Black feminist discourse – uses an intersectional lens to interrogate the ways in which marginalized communities experience reproductive care, including through differentials in access, affordability, and trust in the medical system. This event seeks to address the state of reproductive rights and ongoing challenges to abortion access in the United States with a focus on the reproductive justice framework.
More information forthcoming.