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Abortion Restrictions as State Violence

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Marie Berry

June 04, 2019

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We frequently frame abortion rights in terms of health care and human rights. These frames are essential, but they don’t fully capture the violence that abortion restrictions enable.

The alarming rollback of abortion rights in Georgia, Alabama, Missouri and elsewhere over the past few weeks has rightfully provoked outrage and alarm among those concerned with women’s rights around the globe. What people are not speaking about is how this is a form of state violence.

Keywords: Human Rights