Women and gender studies

As you have learned in this module, throughout history, and across every culture, folks labeled as biologically female struggle against the patriarchal institutions of religion, medicine, and government for control of their fertility and pregnancy. Citing the film, Silent Choices, and other relevant module materials–including the article on the U.S. government’s “global gag rule”–please discuss the relationships among race, class and reproductive justice. In other words, how is control of the female body’s reproductive capacities–from fertility to childbirth–an intersectional issue?