Discussions of reproductive rights for women in America often quickly devolve and divide into "pro-choice" and "pro-life" sides.
The concept of "reproductive justice" is meant to be much bigger than abortion, focusing on a whole range of issues facing women, minorities, and otherwise marginalized people.
Loretta Ross and Toni M. Bond Leonard were present to create the term Reproductive Justice. Ross is co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.
Leonard is Past Board President of SisterSong, also Co-founder/former President-CEO of Black Women for Reproductive Justice.
They arrive in Ashland this week for a Friday session at the Shakespeare Festival, discussing and explaining the many concepts wrapped up in the term.
Together, they help us understand terms, framework, and goals within Reproductive Justice.