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Unformatted text preview: Gender and Women Studies Lecture 14 16:18 Film “La Operacion” Struggle between Reproductive rights and reproductive justice Population reduction in Puerto Rice was official policy Population control by controlling the “population at risk” Reproductive rights (choice) Two main demands: Making abortion legal and advocating the use of birth control Two counter demands: Prohibiting abortion and the use of birth control Reproductive rights (choice): white middle class women (access to birth control and abortion) Is this reproductive “choice”? NO! Some women have no choice!!! It’s not a “choice” to legalize something if there is no way to have access to it It’s not a “choice” to have contraception and sterilization if they are being forced on some women and discouraged on others Some groups understood that Reproductive Rights were determined in great part by...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course GWS 103 taught by Professor Aronselly during the Spring '11 term at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.
- Spring '11