Reproductive Justice

The UTMSU is dedicated to harm reduction and reproductive justice. The UTSMU’s Reproductive Justice campaigns aim to minimize the traumatic impact anti-choice imagery and rhetoric can have on students who may or may not have experience with abortions. It is important that students are informed about what reproductive justice is and have accurate information about their reproductive choices- including but not limited to abortion, birth control, child care/support, sterilization and parental rights.   

What Is Reproductive Justice?

“Reproductive justice is the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children in safe and sustainable communities.” The term reproductive justice combines social justice with reproductive rights. It was coined and formulated as an organizing framework by a group of Black women who came together in 1994 and called themselves Women of African Descent for Reproductive Justice.