A longtime advocate for women’s health and reproductive justice, Lourdes Rivera of the Center for Reproductive Rights, reflects on the hard truths that inspired her to devote her career to fighting to ensure that reproductive health and reproductive rights are recognized as human rights and protected by law.
“Reproductive rights has been an interest of mine since I was a child. I came to learn that one-third of my mother’s generation had been sterilized, often without informed consent. That was my entryway into this work. And I came to this core belief that it’s really important for individual women to be able to make their own decisions to become a parent or not to become a parent.”
– Lourdes Rivera
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