While reproductive health justice is often assumed to be inherent in reproductive health interventions, the nature of injustices, and the reasons for and mechanisms of concealment, are often unclear. In this article, we draw on an ethnography of priority setting and healthcare practice in eastern Uganda to illuminate these injustices and the mechanisms of concealement. We focus on discursive practices as the mechanisms through which power is activated and navigated, such that health practitioners are able to evade state surveillance and retribution.