“Survivors of domestic violence are directly impacted by access to reproductive justice: the right to maintain bodily autonomy, have or not have children, and parent children we have in safe and sustainable communities.*
“Reproductive justice exists when all people have the economic, social and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our gender, bodies and sexuality for ourselves, our families and our communities.”
Abortion restrictions are a white supremacist tool to govern bodies and autonomy. The idea of choice is often viewed through the lens of white, cisgender women without consideration of the disparate reproductive oppression experienced by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) or the LGBTQ community. We protect reproductive justice for ALL by raising awareness, supporting those most impacted, and using our voices & votes to protect essential healthcare.
Important Note on Gendered Language: The limited research on reproductive justice & domestic violence often implies that gender is binary. As we cite available studies which hold important data on this issue, this language does not reflect our expansive understanding of gender or who is impacted.