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".

dx.doi.org/10.1353/ijf.2013.0001
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