Letters and Politics

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work

As states around the country are moving to enact abortion restrictions hoping to get their cases challenged in court, eventually the Supreme Court to take over Roe vs Wade.  Today we are in conversation about issues around abortion in a different light, not one about morality and sexuality or even religious issues, but one that is related to political economy and a woman’s right to behold her labor in every meaning of the word.

Guest: Jenny Brown is a National Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to have “morning-after pill” contraception available over-the-counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. She is coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America, the author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now and her latest Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work. 

 

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