Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
© 2022 Alden R Sabah
Abolition and reproductive justice go hand and hand. Both incarceration and reproductive oppression work to dictate one’s autonomy and freedom of choice. While incarcerated, bodies are surveilled and regulated through violent tactics that are deemed “legal” and therefore, acceptable. This thesis centers the reproductive issues that people in women’s prisons and jails face, such as access to abortion, conditions while pregnant and in labor, as well as after-birth care and support. Through specific legislation, feminist theory, and personal testimonies, this thesis aims to analyze how prisons and jails in California use eugenicist tactics to control and oppress incarcerated individuals.
Sabah, Alden Rose, "Birth, Controlled: How California's Prison Industrial Complex Acts As A Site for Reproductive Oppression" (2022). Scripps Senior Theses. 1873.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.