Find the Söderbäck reading here.
As was mentioned in the previous section, the reproductive justice framework first emerged in women of colour collectives in the U.S. and essentially argued that the ‘pro-choice’ position and mainstream movement ignores a variety of structural conditions that limit the reality of formal choice (e.g. white, upper class women have always been able to access abortion). As such, the language of reproductive justice approaches reproductive rights as both the ability to choose or not choose to reproduce, and places abortion politics within a larger reproductive justice perspective.
Jessica Danforth is the Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. This reading goes deeper into what reproductive justice means, specifically in a Canadian context for Indigenous people whose reproductive rights have been impinged upon by the Canadian state through a series of colonial processes.