In our own collective history, black women know what it feels like when someone else controls our bodies and makes decisions for us….

We’re fighting fiercely for our rights to be seen as adult human beings capable of making decisions for ourselves about these things. We know what happens when you become breeders for somebody else’s cause. Even as strong as our religious feelings are, we don’t play that.

~Loretta Ross, of the SisterSong “reproductive justice” group for women of color, as quoted by The Root, February 14

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