Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change

Coming Together to Resist Stigma and Change Culture - Roula AbiSamra

Welfare Family Caps Punish Parents and Increase Child Poverty - Jill Adams, JD, and Elena GutiƩrrez, PhD

A Peer-Based Reproductive and Sexual Health Initiative for Muslim-Identified Youth in Queens, New York City - Urooj Arshad

Doing Reproductive Justice Religiously: Faith and Secularism in the Struggle Against Reproductive Oppression - Rev. Darcy Baxter

#BeBoldEndHyde: Organizing from the Community to Congress - Morgan Hopkins

Water Shut Offs in Detroit: A Case Study of Environmental and Reproductive Justice - Elizabeth A. Mosley, MPH, Cortney K. Bouse, MPH, and Kelli Stidham Hall, PhD, MS

Reshaping the Laws Surrounding Self-Induced Abortion to Enhance Dignity and Secure Freedom From Arrest - The SIA Legal Team

Forty Years and Counting: How the Helms Amendment Violates the Human Rights of Women and Girls in Developing Countries - Jamila Taylor, PhD

The Right To End An Unwanted Pregnancy on Our Own Terms - Susan Yanow

Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change was created for the 2007 US Social Forum by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, the Pro-Choice Public Education Project, and CLPP, with contributions from many other organizations.  The publication introduced reproductive justice to a broad progressive audience and displayed the intersections between reproductive rights and many other social justice issues, including immigrant rights, racial justice, economic security, mass incarceration, human rights, and more.

SisterSong and CLPP came together to revisit this publication in 2015.  Our goal was to feature new voices and emerging strategies and challenges in the reproductive justice movement.  We hope to continue to grow this resource by releasing articles online periodically. 

We would like to thank all of our partners in this project, including Monica Simpson and the rest of the SisterSong staff; CLPP staff, especially Adrian Ballou, Kayden Moore, Rachael Strickler, and Jennifer Su; designer Sophie Argetsinger; and the members of our editorial review board: Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Alicia Walters, Amber Garcia, Andrea Little Mason, Jasmine Burnett, Jennifer Llera Van Der Haeghen, Jill Adams, JuanaRosa Cavero, Marlene Gerber Fried, Mukamtagara Jendayi. Nia Mitchell, Paris Hatcher, Raquel Ortega, Rickie Solinger. Ricky Hill, Samara Azam-Yu, Sandra Criswell, Shanelle Matthews, Shivana Jorawar, and Zakiya Luna.

If you are interested in submitting an article for review, please email

DIY Guides and Zines

Supporting Ourselves, Supporting Each Other: A Quick Guide to DIY Fun!draising

Academic Texts

Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice by Marlene Gerber Fried, Elena R. Gutierrez, Loretta Ross, and Jill Silliman

Historiography of Reproductive Rights in the U.S., 1958-2012 (compiled by Madeline Burrows 09F)