By Diana Philip

Montgomery County Media

Anyone who has taken a road trip understands and appreciates the benefit of cruise control. When confronted with an open road and many miles to cross, putting a car in an autopilot of sorts eases travel-related tension. One can comfortably take in the sights, enjoy the company…

by Jordan Jenkins

Due to historical defamation of contraception and abortion, there still remains unfounded misconceptions about long–term birth control use, as well as abortion care. I’m sure you’ve heard some outlandish story about why someone refuses to take birth control or why they are anti-choice. An individual’s decision to…

by Shay Upadhyay

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All people, regardless of body shapes and types, deserve non-judgmental medical treatment and care that compassionately supports their life decisions. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many people who identify as fat or obese. Stories of medical discrimination against people who are considered fat, obese, and/or…

by Riya Seth


Reproductive justice cannot be achieved without comprehensive health education programs. The reproductive justice movement advocates for rights to create a spectrum of reproductive decisions free of coercion and financial or social barriers. …

by Jordan Jenkins

Penguin Random House

For centuries, Black women have been fighting for the right to give or not to give birth, as well as defending their literal wombs against defamation and harm. In 1997, this fight was given a new name: reproductive justice, a term coined by SisterSong Women of Color…

by Sofia Soraci

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Although it is only July, 2021 will go on record as the worst legislative year for abortion rights since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade. Within the past 7 months, 90 state restrictions have been enacted. In a few months, the constitutional right to an…

The Intersection between Disability Rights and Reproductive Justice

by Shay Upadhyay

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Pop icon Britney Spears has been subject to a court-imposed conservatorship since 2008. According to the California courts, where Spears resides, a conservatorship is defined as a “court case where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization (called…

by Shay Upadhyay

The following books, documentaries, and movies have been recommended by NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund staff and interns. Please note that some of the documentaries and movies require a subscription to a streaming service while others remain free to watch online. We encourage you to shop local if…

by Shea Roodberg

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Reproductive justice is about deciding if and when to have children, having access to quality healthcare and childcare services, parenting with dignity, and being able to exist in safe and supportive communities. …

by Isabella Sansanelli

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NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland fights for the reproductive health, rights and justice for all Marylanders, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, economic status or any other subsection or group. This work includes ensuring that all immigrants living or staying in Maryland can be pregnant, not be…

NARAL Pro-Choice MD

The political leader of the pro-choice movement in Maryland.

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