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‘Tool of white supremacy’: Abortion-rights activists discuss reproductive justice

Dec 12, 2021 | By Sebastian Cahill in The Daily Californian
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UC Berkeley’s Othering & Belonging Institute hosted a panel discussion on the fight for reproductive justice Thursday, with panelists focusing on the role of white supremacy in anti-abortion activism and the need to center marginalized people in abortion-rights activism.

The talk, part of the institute’s Rise Up for Justice series, was titled “Inside the Fight for Reproductive Justice in Critical Times.” The panel was hosted by longtime reproductive justice activist and physician Vicki Alexander, and panelists included Pamela Merritt, the executive director of Medical Students for Choice; Bia Vieira, the chief strategist of programs for the Women’s Foundation of California; and Anise Simon, an abortion storyteller at We Testify.

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