Beyond Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life: Women of Color and Reproductive Justice

  title={Beyond Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life: Women of Color and Reproductive Justice},
  author={Andrea Smith},
  journal={NWSA Journal},
  pages={119 - 140}
This paper argues that the pro-life versus pro-choice paradigm for understanding reproductive rights is a model that marginalizes women of color, poor women, women with disabilities, and women from other marginalized communities. The pro-life versus pro-choice paradigm serves to both reify and mask the structures of white supremacy and capitalism that undergird the reproductive choices that women make. While both camps of the pro-choice and pro-life debate give lip service to addressing the… Expand
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