How Feminism Failed Reproductive Freedom

Monday, April 16, 7:30-9:30pm
Presented by Daena Horner, Certified Herbalist & Abortion Doula
30 Participants maximum
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Decided in 1973 by the US Supreme Court, Roe v Wade was touted as a feminist victory for those working to end unwanted pregnancy in the US. But while Roe v Wade did legalize clinical abortion, it did not protect reproductive choice — it wasn’t argued or written to do so. Not only did the case leave the door wide open for individual states to regulate how, when, and with whom someone may get an abortion, but the narrow focus ignored reproductive issues in already underserved communities where issues of forced sterilization, quality sex education, and resources for existing families were just as important and urgent as access to clinical abortions.

This talk will cover the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision, current restrictions on abortion, the shortcomings of the birth control and reproductive rights movement, and reproductive justice as a means to address all aspects of reproductive choice for all communities, especially the most vulnerable.

Daena Horner is a Certified Herbalist, abortion doula, and reproductive justice activist. She has spoken at Squatfest 2015 in New Orleans and collaborated on literature and research about abortion as a community practice. She provides support and education around sexual health, abortion (before, throughout and post care), understanding ovulation cycles, and balancing hormones through diet and herbal support. She is a collector of heavy things like rocks and books and light things like feathers and melodies. Find out more at

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