On the 48th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

We’ve written many articles over the past few years on the issue of reproductive justice, and on this anniversary, we decided to compile all of these articles in a dedicated document as a resource. Roe V. Wade is a reminder that we can only win through a militant grassroots movement. It was a mass women’s movement that won legalized abortion 48 years ago. Even though the Roe court was majority conservative, we demanded the right to abortion, exerting pressure from below. We forced the Judges to give us what we wanted.

Trump may be out of office, but the fight for reproductive justice must continue, and it must stand against racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism. Every day, women’s rights and lives are still on the line. Under the crushing weight of COVID-19 and the economic crisis, women are bearing the brunt of it – with massive job losses, extreme barriers to health care, and rising domestic abuse cases, it is imperative that the Breaking the Chains team not only continue to write about women’s issues, but also continue to organize within our communities. 

The struggle for true reproductive justice requires the organization and mobilization of a broad sector of society: in the streets, workplaces, campuses and neighborhoods – shouting boldly from every possible corner: reproductive justice for all!