By Karo Chowning
The following is the text of remarks given by Karo Chowning representing the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice at Women's Health Day at the Capitol, hosted by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma on April 9, 2015.
Thank you all for joining with Planned Parenthood today to support the health of Oklahoma’s women and especially to advocate for reproductive health, rights, and justice. Today I want to talk to you about the framework of reproductive justice. There are great resources online delineating this framework, exploring the history of organizing around reproductive justice and thought leaders in this movement. I’ll defer to that wealth of expertise and just spend a few minutes telling you what I have learned as a member of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice.