In this paper, I attend to a current strand in bioethics that forwards solidarity as a promising direction for bioethics theory and health-promoting practices. Drawing on resources from social and political philosophy, I argue that we can gain useful insight in bioethics if we understand solidarity as a political relation grounded not on shared social (political, economic) location but rather on shared visions for the sorts of worlds in which collective health and dignity proliferate. I consider what traction this conception of solidarity might give for thinking about social justice issues in the context of political movements for "reproductive justice".
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Shotwell, A. (2013). Aspirational solidarity as bioethical norm: The case of reproductive justice. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (Vol. 6, pp. 103–120). doi:10.1353/ijf.2013.0001