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Fetal citizens or “anchor babies”? Explaining reproductive injustice against immigrants and what feminists should do about it

Leach, Brittany R. (2021) Fetal citizens or “anchor babies”? Explaining reproductive injustice against immigrants and what feminists should do about it. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the United States, undocumented immigrant women are often subjected to reproductive injustices, including the denial of abortions. dangerous shackling, non-consensual sterilization, and a lack of medical care. Brittany Leach looks at the far-Right discourses which simultaneously see fetuses as citizens while seeking to punish pregnant undocumented women immigrants. She writes on how the contradictions of these pro-life and anti-immigrant discourses are clouded by the far Right and argues that feminists should fight to end the imprisonment of pregnant immigrants – and all others – for civil immigration offenses.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 11:42
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 11:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112383

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