The Rise of Reproductive Justice

With the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last year and the appointment of an anti-abortion judge in her place, Americans began to fear an overturn of Roe v Wade, the case that secured the right to abortion in the United States. Although the Supreme Courts of both Canada and the U.S. have found a constitutional right to abortion, Canadian politicians and adjudicators seem less interested in re-criminalizing abortion. 

In this episode, we discuss some of the differences in reproductive justice movements in Canada and the U.S., and the benefits of using the reproductive justice framework over previous rights-centered movements. We’ll be joined by Professor Lisa Kelly, who teaches criminal law and evidence at Queen’s Law. She also teaches Queen’s first Sexual & Reproductive Justice course, and studied the topic at Harvard University, Columbia Law School, and the Centre for Reproductive Rights.

Maitland Shaheen-Akins – Producer, Host and Editor

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