The Environmental Justice (“EJ”) and Reproductive Justice (“RJ”) movements share important common ground: They aim to improve socioeconomic conditions for those living in poverty, increase involvement of traditionally marginalized communities in policy decisions affecting them, and recognize the right of women to have healthy pregnancies and of parents to raise healthy children. The time is ripe for the EJ and RJ movements to collaborate and harness their joint potential to effect policy reform and ensure that vulnerable women are not exposed to toxic chemicals that harm their reproductive health.
McCarthy, Angie. "On Fertile Ground: The Environmental and Reproductive Justice Movements as a Unified Force fo r Refo rming Toxic Chemical Regulation." Sustainable Development Law & Policy 13, no. 1 (2012): 20, 59-60.