Fired Up About Reproductive Rights by Jane KirbyFired Up About Reproductive Rights by Jane Kirby

Fired Up About Reproductive Rights

byJane Kirby

Paperback | May 10, 2017

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Decades after abortion was legalized and decriminalized in Canada, the US, and the UK, why are we still fighting for reproductive rights?

Shattering the myth that the battle for reproductive rights has already been won, Fired Up about Reproductive Rights shows us the many ways our reproductive lives remain subject to state control. From the fight for safe, legal, and accessible abortion services to the fight against coercive sterilization, eugenics, and population control, threats to our reproductive control remain alive and well in our communities. Engaging with the reproductive justice framework advanced by women of colour, the book presents the fight for reproductive rights as contingent with other social justice issues, and forces us to grapple with the weaknesses of the feminist and reproductive rights movement as it exists. Accessible and engaging, this book gives readers the tools to understand–and fight against–contemporary threats to our reproductive rights.

Jane Kirby is a writer and performing artist with a history of working with feminist and social justice organizations. She holds an MA in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University.
Title:Fired Up About Reproductive RightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.2 inPublished:May 10, 2017Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771132094

ISBN - 13:9781771132091


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 : Defining Reproductive Issues
  • Chapter 2 : Fighting Illegal Abortion
  • Chapter 3 : Barriers to Abortion Access
  • Chapter 4 : Eugenics and the History of Coercive Sterilization
  • Chapter 5 : Coercive Sterilization Practices Today
  • Chapter 6 : Taking Action: Towards Reproductive Justice

Editorial Reviews

Kirby helps to move us beyond the privileged concept of being “pro-choice” by framing access to contraception and abortion as human rights issues that are deeply connected to poverty, racism, cissexism, and heterosexism.