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Brushstrokes: Reproductive Rights

excerpt from robot hugs' comic on reproductive rights

Reproductive rights, as Robot Hugs explains, is nothing but the right every individual exercises over “whether, when, or how they have or do not have children.” Though, in common rhetoric, it is often seen as the right to seek an abortion, it goes much beyond that to encompass a larger ambit of rights, and is applicable beyond simply a heteronormative framework of ‘reproduction’. In fact, it is influenced by a multitude of social and economic factors – from access to education, to biased healthcare systems, and so on – and can greatly affect the choices an individual makes about their wellbeing and their lives. Robot Hugs provides us a handy explainer to the various nuances of access to reproductive rights and their impacts in their comic, Reproductive Rights.

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