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Race, Gender, and Abortion: How Reproductive Justice Advocates Won in Georgia

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Published Date
January, 2010

This report is a brief summary of the policy victory in Georgia and some subsequent activities since the legislative session. It outlines how reproductive justice (RJ) advocates won by shifting the debate, organizing allies, engaging communities, and achieving policy success. RJ advocates protected abortion rights in Georgia from perilous legislation. At the same time, they shifted the behavior of African American women leaders to form the Trust Black Women Partnership (TBW), a long-term strategy to ensure that black women can mobilize wherever such campaigns appear in African American communities. This report shares the lessons learned so that activists in other states and communities can benefit and build on the momentum of their success.