Post-Roe Reproductive Justice

Developed by Karla J. Strand, DPhil, MLIS
Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian
University of Wisconsin
December 2022

This bibliography is number 103e in the series “Bibliographies in Gender and Women’s Studies,” published by the University of Wisconsin System Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian. Also see bibliography 100. Many thanks to India-Bleu Niehoff for her assistance with this guide.


For years, many forecasted Roe v. Wade would be overturned, but when the Dobbs v. Jackson decision came down, the immediate ramifications were far-reaching, and they are still unfolding. In addition to abortions being nearly impossible for anyone to safely and reasonably obtain, it’s women, queer, trans folx, and people of color who will disproportionately suffer. But reproductive justice is not only about abortion. SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.” Whether fighting for safe abortion access and free child care, or against the expectation to have children, the high financial, physical, and mental costs of fertility treatments, or other expenses related to having and raising children, there’s a lot at stake. This bibliography covers reproductive justice post-Roe, based on the premise of equal citizenship and bodily autonomy of all women.