Jamila Perritt, MD MPH is a physician and reproductive justice advocate and activist based in Washington, DC. Dr. Perritt provides community-based care focusing on the intersection of sexual health, reproductive rights and social justice. She is committed to centering patient and community voices in her work and is dedicated to advancing access to holistic reproductive health care that serves the needs of the community. Her writing has appeared in Glamour and Rewire News. You can follow her on twitter @reprorightsdoc and on Instagram at JamilaPerritt.
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June 5, 2020
Last week, a man was murdered. He was murdered by the State, by those whose job it is to “protect and serve.” He was murdered because they suspected him of something. Anything. Everything. I watched that video play again and again. In it, I saw someone’s child, one who could have been my own. This is one of many videos we have seen in the last weeks, months, years. We hear their names. We tell their stories. We march, we rally, we rage. These stories are familiar. Today my heart could not hold the story of this life lost. Taken. Today sitting on this call, it bubbled up and boiled over. And...