Brittany Watts, Policing, and Bodily Autonomy

By Britni Louise Introduction Brittany Watts, a 34-year-old Black woman from Warren County, Ohio, faced a deeply personal and painful ordeal that turned into a public nightmare. After being informed that her pregnancy was not viable at 22 weeks gestational age and having her medical care be unnecessarily delayed by the hospital administration, Brittany suffered […]

What Does ‘Bodily Autonomy’ Mean?

What Does ‘Bodily Autonomy’ Mean? How is it Related to Reproductive Justice? [Trigger/Content Warning: This article mentions rape, forced sterilization, and other instances of reproductive/sexual violence]   Bodily autonomy is a foundational principle of reproductive justice. Bodily Autonomy refers to each person’s right to make decisions about their own body, without coercion or limits imposed […]