Racism Linked to High Maternal and Infant Mortality for Native Women
“We stopped keeping statistics on the number of Native moms and babies that are lost in our region; it was just too upsetting.”
READ: Why Overturning Roe v. Wade Is An Assault On More Than Abortion Rights
Though women of color stand to be hardest hit, reproductive rights activist Nancy Northrup argues that overturning the law would negatively impact everyone living in America.
Anti-Choice Group Using SCOTUS Decision to Dismantle Abortion Laws
The Alliance Defending Freedom is targeting laws that govern the responsibilities of “fake women’s health centers” in Hawaii and Illinois as unconstitutional.
Senate Debates Bill That Could Save The Lives of Black Mamas
Watch as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 'Fake Women's Health Centers'
The Supreme Court just issued a blow to women’s right to obtain abortions.
SCOTUS Dismisses Lower Court Decision That Allowed Immigrant Teen to Obtain Abortion
A broader challenge to the administration’s health care policy for detained, pregnant teens of undocumented status is still winding its way through the courts.
Trump Administration Cuts Funds to Orgs That Provide Abortions
The new policy targets Planned Parenthood and other organizations that serve lower-income earning women.
WATCH: Patrisse Cullors On How Midwifery Can Save Black Women's Lives
A new video and campaign address racial disparities in maternal death rates.
Trump Administration Using New Tactics to Block Pregnant Teen Immigrants From Abortion Access
“The government certainly has been relentless in their attempts to find ways to force their anti-abortion beliefs on this population, and I feel like this is just another iteration of what they’ve done in the past.”
READ: Why Naming 'Race' As The Factor Behind Black Women's High Rates of Maternal Mortality Is Counterproductive
Ob-Gyn Dr. Joia Crear-Perry stresses that calling out racism is the only way to solve this health crisis.
Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Lower Than Believed, But Black Women's Numbers Remain Alarmingly High
A correction in data collection still confirms that Black pregnant Texans face disproportionate health dangers.
Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration, Allows Undocumented Teens Access to Abortions
The temporary injunction also prevents the government from barring access to medical appointments.
Mississippi Governor Signs into Law the Country's Most Restrictive Abortion Ban
The Center for Reproductive Rights immediately filed a lawsuit challenging the 15-week abortion ban, calling it “unconstitutional.”
What The Latest Reproductive Rights Case Before the Supreme Court Means For Women
NIFLA v. Becarra has the potential to radically alter what anti-abortion medical centers can tell women.
10 POC-Led Organizations to Support on International Women's Day
Put your Twitter fingers to good use helping people of color who identify as women.
House Dem Introduces Legislation to Abolish Discriminatory Wing of HHS
The bill targets the recently formed Conscience and Religious Freedom division in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights.
New Jersey Governor Authorizes Two Laws That Expand Access to Reproductive Health
Governor Phil Murphy restored funding for Planned Parenthood and increased Medicaid eligibility for family planning services.
This Queer Black Cancer Survivor Showed Her Mastectomy Scars at New York Fashion Week
Sex educator Ericka Hart received major applause when she revealed her scars at Cromat’s Fall 2018 show.
READ: Black Woman in Mississippi Charged With Second-Degree Murder After Stillbirth
Advocates fear this is the latest in a trend of women of color being criminalized for their pregnancy outcomes.
New Billboard Campaign Counters 'Abortion Reversal' Misinformation
The Abortion Care Network put up billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area in response to the state nursing board’s recent approval of a course on medication abortion “reversal.”