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More NAPW Conference Posts: Priscilla Huang
February 6, 2007, 10:01 am
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Over at Feministing, Priscilla Huang, of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum has a great post about immigrant women and reproductive justice.

In it, she highlights the ways in which anti-choice groups are trying to capitalize on anti-immigrant sentiment to push for restrictions on abortion rights. Huang writes:

Anti-choicers are also starting to get in on the immigration debate. In fact, many anti-immigrant advocates are also long-time anti-choice advocates who are manipulating the issue of immigration reform to advance their anti-choice agenda. In November 2006, a report from the Missouri House Special Committee on Immigration Reform concluded that abortion was partly to blame for the problem of illegal immigration because it caused a shortage of American workers. As the author, Rep. Edgar Emery, explained, “If you kill 44 million of your potential workers, it’s not too surprising we would be desperate for workers.”

Huang is right — There’s no question immigrant rights are a reproductive justice issue. Check out the full post here.

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