Media & Events  Generations Ahead out and about and in the news


December 14, 2011 – Womens eNews
Selective Abortion-Ban Won’t Stop Son Preference

A congressional bill to ban sex-selective abortions and those based on race—the so-called PRENDA bill—poses as a defender of gender equity and racial justice. Sujatha Jesudason says its real effect would be to undermine both.

December 12, 2011 – Contraception Health Journal
The Paradox Of Disability In Abortion Debates: Bringing The Pro-Choice And Disability Rights Communi

In this editorial by Sujatha and Julia Epstein, argue that the disability rights framework offers the pro-choice movement its best opportunity to shift the abortion debate from a medical argument about fetal pain and viability to a positive, potentially game-changing platform on overall human rights.

December 7, 2011 – Webinar
Forensic DNA Database Expansion

We hosted an online Webinar to discuss the release of our latest report:  Forensic DNA Database Expansion: Growing Racial Inequalities, Eroding Civil Liberties and Diminishing Returns. The report highlights some key issues: growing racial inequalities, eroding civil liberties and diminishing returns.

December 5, 2011 – Press Release
Statement of Generations Ahead Executive Director Sujatha Jesudason on HR 3541

“Restricting women’s rights and questioning their decision-making is an utterly misguided approach to promoting gender equality”, said Sujatha Jesudason, Executive Director, Generations Ahead. “Our real challenge is to change the context in which sex selection occurs,
and address gender and racial equality issues while protecting the right of all women to make the best reproductive decisions for themselves and their families.”

October 27, 2011 – National Partnership for Women and Families
Editorial Discusses How To Unify Abortion-Rights, Disability-Rights Communities

Sujatha Jesudason and Julia Epstein write about the “unfortunate paradox that arises when pro- and anti-choice advocates talk about disabilities. On one hand, reproductive rights proponents can portray disability as a tragic state that justifies abortion,” while on the other hand, “anti-choice advocates proclaim their value for all life, including individuals with and without disabilities.”

September 23, 2011 – UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender
Moral Panics & the Fantastic Future Family

Sujatha joined two other scholars to discuss issues facing the future of families. For her part Sujatha discussed “What’s a Feminist to Do? How New Anti-abortion Strategies and New Technologies are Reconfiguring the Debate over Sex Selection, Race and Abortion”

September 14, 2011 – New York Times
Rules Can Hurt the Vulnerable

Sujatha was invited to contribute a commentary in this weeks “Room for Debate: Making Laws About Making Babies.” She concludes, “Before we go down the tricky and contentious path of regulating family making, let’s first make a concerted effort to give families, doctors, insurance companies and fertility clinics the easiest opportunity to do the right thing. And only if that doesn’t work, let’s then talk about regulation.”

July 18, 2011 – GeneWatch

In this age of too much effort to control our unpredictable world, let us all strive to shift our emphasis from “What kind of child do I want?” to “What kind of parent do I want to be?”  -Susannah Baruch

July 13, 2011 – Huffington Post
Is Curbing Women’s Rights the Path to Gender Equality?

Tackling the real gender inequality and stereotypes that lead to sex selection, including infringements on women’s choices, is the only way to have people regard potential daughters with the joy and expectation too many reserve only for sons.

July 11, 2011 – WBAI radio, New York
Discussion on sex selection

Sujatha discusses ways sex selection raises complex social and cultural questions in Asia, Asian American communities and for the reproductive justice movement around the world. Discussion begins at minute 36:45.

June 6, 2011 – Ms. Magazine blog
The Consequence of Unnatural Selection: 160 Million Missing Girls

Generations Ahead is mentioned as an organization that has prioritized the issue of sex selection

January 28, 2011 – Khabar
Proposed Georgia Law Discriminates Against South Asian Women

Article mentioning Generations Ahead’s research on “family balancing.”

December 31, 2010 – Collective Voices, SisterSong
Thoughts About Sex-Selective Abortion

Magazine includes an article about sex selection written by Generations Ahead

October 22, 2010 – Blog: Radical Doula
How reproductive rights and disability rights go together

Blog linking to the sign-on statement about disability rights and reproductive rights.

October 22, 2010 – Not Dead Yet
Disabled Feminists Issue Statement: on Robert Edwards, Virginia Ironside and Unnecessary Opposition

Blog linking to the sign-on statement about disability rights and reproductive rights.

September 30, 2010 – Grassroots Fundraising Journal
No Money No Cry

Generations Ahead is one of four organizations highlighted in, How Four Social Justice Organizations Succeeded in the Face of Financial Insecurity

September 1, 2010 – The Scholar and Feminist Online
The Latest Case of Reproductive Carrots and Sticks: Race, Abortion and Sex Selection

Sujatha Jesudason responds to the efforts to regulate sex selection as a foreshadow for emerging attempts to regulate assisted reproductive technologies.

August 30, 2010 – New America Media
Oh, No, It’s a Girl! South Asians Flock to Sex-Selection Clinics in U.S.

May 10, 2010 – ColorLines
Saying No to Medical Racial Profiling (video)

Video interview of Sujatha Jesudason.

April 28, 2010 –
Choice vs. Regulation: The Politics of Race and Sex Selective Abortions (MP3, 15 minutes)

August 31, 2009 – Nature
Gaps in Genetic Anti-discrimination Law Spur State Action

December 2, 2008 – AWID
The Stem Cell Debate: What are Women’s Concerns?

Written interview with Emily Galpern.

June 2, 2008 – Bitch Magazine
Conceiving the Future: Reproductive-justice activists on technology and policy (PDF)

Written interview with Emily Galpern, Miriam Yeung, Jackie Payne, Kierra Johnson.

June 27, 2007 – National Radio Project
Reproductive Justice: Voices from Sistersong

Audio interview with Sujatha Jesudason, Aimee Thorne-Thomsen and Mia Mingus.

March 29, 2007 – New England Journal of Medicine
The US Market for Human Oocytes

Audio Interview with Debora Spar and Emily Galpern.


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