Women's Health

Alexis McGill Johnson. Black woman in a black dress stands in front of a white step and repeat with logos on it.

Planned Parenthood's New Leader On Racial Equity and Reproductive Health Freedom

Alexis McGill Johnson talks to Colorlines about bringing her life’s work as a racial justice organizer to the reproductive health care organization.

Eshe Shukura, a Black person wears a t-shit that says "This is What an Abortion Access Supporter Looks Like."

WATCH: Advancing Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump, Part 2 [VIDEO]

Georgia-based reproductive justice organizer Eshe Shukura talks to Colorlines about why it’s important to modernize the reproductive rights conversation.

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WATCH: Advancing Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump [VIDEO]

Alabama-based organizer Shante Wolfe-Sisson talks to Colorlines about why it’s important to include Black women, transgender and nonbinary people in conversations about reproductive justice.

Leana Wen. Asian woman wearing a black sleeveless shirt, sitting behind a desk with a laptop computer on a brown desk.

Planned Parenthood President Exits as Organization Prepares for Political Fight

Dr. Leana Wen, who is leaving after eight months, maintains that abortion is a health care—not political—issue.

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Abortion 'Gag Rule' Goes Into Effect

Abortion providers in 49 states will lose federal money if they refer patients for the medical procedure.

 Dr. Yashica Robinson. Black woman in white suit and black shirt sits at microphone with people behind her.

The Stakes Podcast Speaks to Alabama's Sole Abortion Provider

Host Kai Wright tours one of just three clinics that provide the medical procedure in the entire state.

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NYC Funds Abortions For People From States With Restrictive Bans

It is the first time a city has used its budget to step into the national abortion battle.

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STUDY: Being Denied an Abortion is Detrimental to Long-Term Health

In the first study of its kind, researchers looked at illness in people denied abortions compared to those who were able to obtain the medical procedure.

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Missouri's One Abortion Clinic Will Stay Open—For Now

A judge temporarily stopped the state from revoking St. Louis Planned Parenthood’s license.

People on steps at Connecticut Black Reproductive Freedom Rally. Three Black women stand in front of banner with megaphone.

Activists Unite for Black Reproductive Freedom Rally

Activists from nine organizations stood up for Black people’s bodies on the steps of Connecticut’s State Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Issues Partial Ruling on Indiana Abortion Law

The justices did not rule on the part of the law that addresses the constitutionality of the medical procedure.

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ICYMI: Court Blocks Mississippi's 6-Week Abortion Ban

In his ruling, United States District Judge Carlton W. Reeves began with four telling words: “Here we go again.” 

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Two Dozen States and Cities Sue Trump Administration to Protect Reproductive Rights

The lawsuits seek to block the “conscience rule,” which allows health care providers to deny abortion care and other legal medical services.

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Alabama Passes Bill That Effectively Bans Abortion

The nation’s most restrictive law was drafted with the hope that it will lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

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Hollywood Reacts to Georgia Abortion Law

Nearly $3 billion was spent in the state on television and film shoots last year. Now, producers are using that leverage to protest the restrictive law.

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Author Q&A: Dani McClain On the Power of Black Mothering

In her new book, “We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood,” author and journalist Dani McClain sets out to discover what it means to raise her daughter with dignity and joy in a hostile world.

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#FreeThePill Day Marks 59th Anniversary of Birth Control Pill

The movement to make the pill available over the counter hops on Twitter. 

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Court Blocks Trump Administration's Abortion 'Gag Rule'

A federal judge called the regulation a “ham-fisted approach to public health policy’” that would harm lower-income earning women.

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U.S. Healthcare System Endangers Black Pregnant People of Undocumented Status

Shut out of the Affordable Care Act, they may not be able to access or afford prenatal care.

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Senate Holds Hearing on Bill to Restrict Abortion Access

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing was in support of a bill that seeks to make it illegal to have an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.