Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work

Jenny Brown PM PRESS (2019) As the U.S. birth rate has dropped below replacement, it has revealed that fights around abortion and birth control are, at their root, about women’s reproductive work: who will do it, and who will pay for it. In other countries, panic over low birth rates has led governments to underwrite child-rearing, but in the U.S., women have not yet realized the power of their bargaining position.