Our Mission: The ISP’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice serves as a national center for academic research and development of new ideas to promote justice with respect to reproductive health issues, provide a supportive environment for young scholars interested in academic or advocacy careers focusing on reproductive rights and justice issues; and provide opportunities for communication between the academic and advocacy communities.
Our Goals: More specifically, our goals are to:
- increase scholarship on reproductive rights and justice issues;
- encourage the academic community to broaden the narrow focus of scholarship in reproductive rights and justice from the questions of whether Roe was correctly decided, to an examination of different factors that are necessary for justice in area of reproductive health policies;
- provide opportunities for fresh perspectives and new ideas to enter into the policy-making arena from the ivory tower, taking advantage of the strong interest of Yale Law School faculty in reproductive rights and the breadth of YLS scholarship in the area; and
- enrich the YLS environment by a) introducing more students to the breadth of scholarship on reproductive rights and the perspectives of advocates in the movement; and b) providing students with opportunities to develop their own scholarship and hone their advocacy skills working in reproductive rights.