“The Dobbs Leak and Reproductive Justice”

Emily Winderman and I have a new piece out in the Quarterly Journal of Speech Forum: Rhetorics of reproductive justice and injustice in the aftermath of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. We’re very grateful to Kari Vasby Anderson for the opportunity to share this work.

Abstract: Our contribution to this forum concerns the June 24th, 2022 leak of the Dobbs v. Jackson draft decision penned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. The leak exemplifies how the transgressive and fluid movement of information across sealed institutional boundaries was channeled into a different bodily register, one that sought to police the gender fluidity imputed by the phrase “pregnant people” amidst the emergence of a new abortion coalition. As an alternative to the imperative to seal institutional leaks and limit gender fluidity, we highlight the importance of the Reproductive Justice framework to constitute more capacious coalitions with wider, more intersectional platforms than was once enshrined by Roe v. Wade.

The first fifty readers who access this forum piece through this link should be able to download for free. (no paywall)

Here is the dedicated link (paywall): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00335630.2022.2128205

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