At a critical time for reproductive rights in the United States, PEN America presents a reading list compiled in collaboration with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ), a statewide organization advancing reproductive justice through policy advocacy, community-informed research, culture shift, and community organizing. 

In a post-Roe country, CLRJ stands for the right to bodily autonomy, the right to decide to start a family, the right to decide not to start a family, and the right to raise a family in dignity and health. As an organization that serves communities historically impacted by systems of oppression, their work recognizes that people with disabilities, people living in poverty, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color face the biggest hurdles to accessing health cares services, including abortion health care. 

CLRJ is committed to providing medically accurate information, working locally, statewide, and with national partners to uphold bodily autonomy using an intersectional social justice and human rights framework that centers a person’s whole experience. To learn more about California Latinas for Reproductive Justice’s work, visit their website

As a human rights organization, PEN America is alarmed by the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. All other rights, including freedom of speech, are imperiled when one well-established right is undermined. Support PEN America’s work by becoming a Member.