Reproductive Technology, or Reproductive Justice?: An Ecofeminist, Environmental Justice Perspective on the Rhetoric of Choice

  title={Reproductive Technology, or Reproductive Justice?: An Ecofeminist, Environmental Justice Perspective on the Rhetoric of Choice},
  author={Greta Gaard},
  journal={Ethics \& the Environment},
  pages={103 - 129}
  • G. Gaard
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Economics
  • Ethics & the Environment
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