Editor’s Note: Join us next Wednesday (9/25) from 1pm-2pm for a tweetchat with Sarah Erdreich. We will talk with Sarah about her book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement and all the recent restrictions on reproductive rights across the country. Send us your questions and follow our discussion at #RoeFuture.
From Texas to North Carolina to Ohio, states have recently adopted a scorched earth strategy toward reproductive rights, passing laws that severely restrict women’s right to access abortion care and clinics’ ability to provide these services. But in what might prove to be the silver lining to these very dark clouds, women and men around the country are mobilizing around reproductive justice in a way that hasn’t been seen in years. Now more than ever, the right to reproductive choice cannot be taken for granted.
While these nascent activists range in age from pre-Millenials to Baby Boomers and beyond, some of the most creative and effective work is coming from the generations that have grown up with legal abortion. Those of us born after 1973 have a unique viewpoint on choice that is just now surfacing in national conversations. For while we have had the undeniable luxury of living in a country where abortion is legal, we have seen just how dangerous it can be to work in the pro-choice field. We know that the right to choose will never be settled in a courtroom, and we are aware of the stereotypes and stigma that surround women who have abortions.
My book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement tackles these issues and more, from late-term abortion care to the failures of the mainstream pro-choice movement, from messaging to representations in popular culture. I’m eager to discuss all of the subjects and more during today’s TweetChat, and welcome your questions and comments!
Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 1PM – 2PM EST