Reproductive Justice Is a Growing Practice Area

Darlene Ricker
The Birth Rights Bar Association has members in 20 states and is expanding nationwide.

The Birth Rights Bar Association has members in 20 states and is expanding nationwide.

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With women’s rights issues sparking a national dialogue, a niche practice area has emerged that is gaining momentum: reproductive justice. The practice area is broad, encompassing issues including forced sterilization and unwanted medical intervention during childbirth.

Because delivery rights are an evolving concept, few lawyers know how to advise clients or effectively litigate these matters. Legal support groups and networks have formed to fill the void, providing education and assistance to lawyers interested in or already practicing in the field.

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