“As more Americans call for the destruction or reformation of the criminal legal system, we should voice full-throated objections to policies and practices that increase the likelihood of entry into the carceral system through health care institutions.”
“I can no longer afford the luxury of being selective about with whom I share my fear, my pain, my rage.”
Although the rapidly decreasing access to abortion will have a profound impact on many people, some communities will bear the brunt of these inequities. These same communities have been heavily affected by COVID-19 infection and death.
We mustn’t be fooled: it isn’t COVID-19 now, abortions later. Immediate access to services for both are equally crucial.
We describe how mass incarceration directly undermines the core values of reproductive justice and how this affects incarcerated and nonincarcerated women.