Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Keywords

Planned Parenthood, Feminism, Sociology, Reproductive justice

Abstract

In this paper I examine Planned Parenthood’s activism in two politically different states. Drawing on political opportunity theory and intersectional feminist theory, I question if and how Planned Parenthood is engaging with issues of intersectionality in these two states. In addition, I question if they are focusing on issues of reproductive justice, not only reproductive rights. After conducting semi-structured interviews (N=6), I show that Planned Parenthood has an increasingly intersectional focus, especially in their coalition work, and that they are engaging with reproductive justice issues by centering their patients and considering the multiple barriers that different communities face in accessing reproductive health care.

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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