Roe is dying. The fight for reproductive justice cannot.
Tits and tats to learn more about reproductive justice
In this week’s episode, Sabrina talks with legal powerhouses Julie Kay and Kathryn “Kitty” Kolbert. Julie’s legal work is widely credited as playing a critical role in Ireland’s legalization of abortion. Kitty has argued two abortion cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the landmark case that saved Roe v. Wade in 1992. Today, though, today they’re not talking about saving Roe. In fact, they make one thing perfectly clear: both believe Roe will be dead within the year. The right to choose if, when, and with whom we have a child is fundamental to reaching our full potential. Controlling our bodies and the choices we make about our bodies—and therefore our lives—is just one more way to control women. We can’t achieve gender equality without reproductive freedom in place.
It’s time to get to work, friends. It’s time to do something. It may be too late to save Roe, but it is not too late to fight for reproductive justice. The topics we explore on Breaking Glass are complex, and most of them are especially complicated because they don’t only intersect with gender; they also intersect with race, class, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, ability, geography, age, and so much more. Reproductive freedom is no exception.
In that spirit, we’ve rounded up resources to help you dig deeper. Some are about learning; others are about acting. All lead to impact.
READY TO LEARN?
- Kitty takes the TED stage to talk about life after Roe
- Reframing Reproductive Rights: Going Beyond Pro-Choice vs Pro-Life
- Ours to Tell
- The 8th
- Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom
- The new face of the antiabortion movement is a young mom of six who listens to Lizzo
- How to Listen When a Loved One Says, ‘I Had an Abortion’
- Mapping the state of reproductive rights wherever you live
- 12 men share their abortion stories
- Did gerrymandering pave influence American’s reproductive freedom?
- How do your fellow Americans feel about abortion?
- What does a world look like when abortions arrive by mail?
- Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who’ve Had Them.
- Is there space for men in this issue about controlling women?
- If men needed the abortions…
- Is there any such thing as a pro-life feminist?
Time to take action
Get active in the political system
- Take it from Kitty: “To me, the most important [place to go next] is to become active in the political system. The point is: elections matter. Even if you live in a blue state, and your individual elections won’t make a difference, you can start making phone calls in red states, you can donate to campaigns, you can write postcards, you can get active in the national party–all of which are going to be critical.”
Make a donation
- All-Options: All-Options uses direct service and social change strategies to promote unconditional, judgment-free support for people in all of their decisions, feelings, and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption.
- Local Abortion Funds: Abortion funds use donations to help cover financial barriers people who need abortions may experience (time off from work, childcare costs, transportation, etc.). Find your local abortion fund here.
- We Testify: An organization dedicated to the leadership and representation of people who have abortions. Support for We Testify goes to training storytellers and ensuring they’re equitably paid for their work.