by Micole Allekotte, Health Fellow,
National Women's Law Center
This post is the second in a series about the intersections between reproductive justice and other social justice movements.
This week is Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, organized by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, and the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights. The groups are coordinating their efforts to enhance the voice of the Latina reproductive justice movement.
The reproductive justice movement supports individuals' rights to have the children they want, raise the children they have, and plan their families through education and access to contraception and abortion. Reproductive justice can only be achieved when all people have the resources, as well as the economic, social, and political power to make decisions about their relationships, health, and reproduction, so fighting for reproductive justice requires fighting for social justice.