Reproductive Justice Resource List

This list is a starting place! Let us know what you are reading, watching, and sharing by emailing office@rop.org and we can update this page! 

Movies and Documentaries

The Janes is a documentary from Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes. It spotlights the members of the Jane Collective, an underground network based in Chicago that facilitated illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973.

Call Jane is directed by Phyllis Nagy, the screenwriter of ‘Carol.’ Call Jane follows a traditional housewife, Joy, as she seeks out an abortion and later joins the women of the Jane Collective.

Vera Drake is a fictional British film about a working-class woman who provides abortions to other women like her – and she is eventually arrested.

Plan B follows a straight-laced high school student and her slacker best friend who, after a regrettable first sexual encounter, have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in America’s heartland.

America’s War on Abortion is a 2020 documentary film by Deeyah Khan. In this documentary timed to coincide with the US Presidential elections, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Deeyah Khan investigates one of the most divisive issues in American politics – abortion.

Stonewall Uprising: The Year That Changed America. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

The Education of Shelby Knox (links to the trailer). What is bright 15-year-old Shelby Knox to do when confronted by the reality that abstinence can’t solve all the problems of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases — especially in Lubbock, Texas, which has some of the country’s highest incidences of both? The answer: She and her fellow students try to get sex education taught in city schools, which leads to clashes between Shelby and her conservative family, as her personal politics gradually diverge from those she grew up with.

Articles and Recordings

Mobilizing for Reproductive Freedom in the Battle Over Bodily Sovereignty, A Roundtable Discussion hosted by Political Research Associates.

Movies With Abortion Scenes Are Becoming More Graphic—And More Vital by Vanity Fair.

We Are BRAVE: Race, money, and abortion access is a political education curriculum, developed by Forward Together and Western States Center, to support social justice organizations to build a shared understanding of abortion as one aspect of reproductive and sexual health; explore abortion access through the lens of racial, economic and immigrant justice; and find pathways to action in support of abortion rights.

All Above All Resource Database has pages and pages of great resources!

Political Research Associates have a ton of excellent resources on their website!

Books

Reproductive Justice: An Introduction by Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger.

The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan.

9 Informative Books About Stonewall from Book Riot.

Books on Reproductive Justice from the Seattle Public Library.

Transformation: Towards a People’s Democracy by Suzanne Pharr. Check out Chapter 10 “Deregulating Women’s Lives and Regulating Greed: An Open Letter to the Conservative Right (1990)” and Chapter 11 “Rightwing/Whitewing Christians: Hel-lo Operation Rescue (1991).”

Reproductive Justice Organizations

SisterSong is a Southern-based, national membership organization. SisterSong’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights. “Our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.”

Black Feminist Future (BFF) is a member-centered organization and our members help inform our work, campaigns, and initiatives. “At BFF, we’re centering leadership development, community care, and joy in order to build the political and social power that we need to win concrete changes in our lives, community, and beyond. BFF envisions a world where all Black women, girls, and gender-expansive folks are: safe, joyful, cared for, powerful, self-determining, and thriving. We envision a world where freedom is our birthright and we are in abundant, nurturing, and interdependent relationships with our communities and the earth. BFF is a political hub focused on the dynamic possibilities of galvanizing the social and political power of Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people towards liberation. We do this by building and nourishing the leadership of fierce Black feminists, fortifying aligned organizations and movements, and shifting cultural norms.”

Abortion Access Front “We are a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights.”

Liberate Abortion is an effort comprised of more than 150 reproductive justice and rights organizations, groups, and abortion providers working in coalition to fight for abortion that is available, affordable, accessible, and stigma-free for anyone who needs it. Liberate Abortion is about more than just protecting the legal right to an abortion. Roe v. Wade alone has never been enough to ensure people, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and people working to make ends meet, can get the care they need when they need it.

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice “CLRJ is a statewide organization committed to honoring the experiences of Latinas/xs to uphold our dignity, our bodies, sexuality, and families. We build Latinas’/xs’ power and cultivate leadership through community education, policy advocacy, and community-informed research to achieve reproductive justice.”

Northwest Abortion Access Fund is an abortion fund serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Trained, compassionate volunteer advocates run our toll-free hotline. We help people pay for their abortion care by sending funding directly to the clinic. We also help people get to and from the clinic. And we make sure people traveling for care have a safe place to stay

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