Roe at 40: Long-Term Trajectories of Reproductive Movements

Check out this lively conversation on the blog sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Social Movements. I participated in the conversation.

Mobilizing Ideas

Inspired by the recent 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and recent media reports of stronger support for legal abortions under all or most circumstances, we have asked scholars and activists to address the long-term trajectories of reproductive movements.  How have the tactics and strategies of the movements changed over time?  How has the framing shift from reproductive rights and health to reproductive justice affected who is getting involved in these issues now?  What are the important changes in opportunities, resources, demographics, etc., and how have the movements failed or succeeded in addressing these changes?  Contributors have situated responses to these questions within the larger topic of long-term movement trajectories.  We are posting 9 great contributions now and several more later this month.  Many thanks to our all-star cast of contributors (below) and to Zakiya Luna, Kristin Luker, and Jill Adams for helpful insights during the planning stages of this…

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About Double take Sociology

I am a Professor of Sociology, a Research Associate in the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, and an Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Community Engagement in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University. I research (and write about) social movements, mass media and politics. To find links to my research, visit
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