Planned Parenthood, Feminism, Sociology, Reproductive justice
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.
Petry, Sarah, "Politics of Reproductive Justice: Planned Parenthood Activism in Shades of Blue, Red, and Pink" (2018). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 94.
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