Part I . Kimberly M. Mutcherson. Introduction -- Using RJ to Rewrite Justice -- The Art of Storytelling -- Feminists, Feminist Theory, and Race -- The Clash of Rights and Justice -- Intertwining Identities and Movements. Part II. The Feminist Judgments. Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927) -- Skinner v. Oklahoma, 316 U.S. 535 (1942) -- Wyman v. James, 400 U.S. 309 (1971) -- Maher v. Roe, 432 US 464 (1977) -- In Re Madyun, 114 Daily Wash. Law. Rptr. 2233 (D.C. Super Ct. 1986) -- Johnson v. Calvert, 5 Cal. 4th 84 (1993) -- Ferguson v. City of Charleston, 532 U.S. 67 (2000) -- State v. Oakley, 245 Wis. 2d 447 (2001) -- Sojourner A. v. N.J. Dept. of Human Servs., 177 N.J. 318 -- K.M. v. E.G., 37 Cal. 4th 130 (2005) -- Reber v. Reiss, 42 A.3d 1131 (2012) -- Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 570 U.S. ---, 133 S. Ct. 2552 (2013) -- Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 573 U.S. (2014) -- Young v. UPS, 575 U.S. (2015) -- Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
"American history is replete with examples of some people controlling reproduction to assert power and domination over others. During chattel slavery in the United States, slaveowners denied Black women and men the most basic forms of dignity---subjecting enslaved Black women to sexual abuse and rape at the whim of people who believed that they could own human beings as property. When pregnancies resulted from rape by slave owners or consensual relationships among slaves, enslaved women frequently watched their children taken from them and sold for profit. Control of fertility and parenting decisions too often meant self-induced abortion or infanticide because other tools were out of reach. Post-emancipation and well into the present day, the experiences of Black women and other women of color, as well as poor women and women living with disabilities, were a reminder that procreation remains a space of power and constraint. The eugenics movement in the United States led to thousands of unconsented sterilization procedures largely on women. Today, parents seek to consent to sterilization on behalf of their adult children living with disabilities. The myth of the welfare queen, always depicted as a poor Black woman with too many children, allowed states to create welfare caps that harm poor children by withholding needed financial resources from their families. States treat pregnant women and new mothers who are living with substance use disorder as criminals who need punishment, rather than sufferers who need a public health response. The federal government makes access to safe and legal abortion more difficult for poor women who are forbidden in almost all instances from using federal Medicaid dollars to pay for pregnancy terminations. It is fitting, then, that this entry into the Feminist Judgments canon focuses on procreation and parenting as sites of oppression and discrimination"--