Asthma Rates Rise in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria
Doctors and public health officials say they have “never seen anything like this.”
Lawsuit Challenges Texas Abortion Laws That Target Women of Color
As state lawmakers continue to pass restrictive measures, a coalition of reproductive rights advocates are working on what they call a “big fix” to Texas’ restrictive abortion laws.
New Reports Confirm How Ill-Prepared Puerto Rico is For Hurricane Season
With ongoing problems with both its electrical and water infrastructure, the island is in a weakened state.
Activists, Attorneys Say Government Ignored Data on Negative Impact of Pipeline on Natives, Blacks
The number of Indigenous people who could be negatively impacted is larger than those living near the Dakota Access pipeline.
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's Appointee to Run Family Planning Program is Staunchly Anti-Choice
As deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Diane Foley will oversee the Title X program, which funds reproductive care for lower-incoming earning people.
Advocates, Officials Outraged at Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Count
The government’s count is 64 fatalities, but a new study says the real number is closer to 5,000.
Michigan Seeks to Enact Nation's Strictest Rules on Water Lead Levels
The changes are a response to the ongoing Flint water crisis.
Houston Still Struggling to Rebuild on Eve of Hurricane Season
The 2018 hurricane season begins in just one week, and homeowners and government officials in Houston are still scrambling to recover from the havoc of last year’s Hurricane Harvey.
Workers File Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald's
The women and teenagers say they were afraid to speak out for fear of being fired.
Trump Administration Cuts Funds to Orgs That Provide Abortions
The new policy targets Planned Parenthood and other organizations that serve lower-income earning women.
EPA, White House Blocked Release of Study on Widespread Water Contamination
Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show the decision was driven by politics, not health.
ICYMI: Nestlé to Donate Water to Flint
Nestlé reportedly pays just $200 per year to access underground aquifers in the Michigan town of Evart, just two hours from Flint.
WATCH: Patrisse Cullors On How Midwifery Can Save Black Women's Lives
A new video and campaign address racial disparities in maternal death rates.
Judge's Order Derails Plans to Complete Bayou Bridge Pipeline
The pipeline is slated to run through St. James Parish, an area with a high number of oil refineries—and residents afflicted with cancer.
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.”
Appeals Court to Decide if Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction Can Continue
It’s owned by same company as the Dakota Access pipeline.
Houston and Puerto Rico Unprepared for Upcoming Hurricane Season
Amid housing and financial concerns, residents face the possibility of new storms from a disadvantaged position.
New Legislation Aims to Prevent the Next Flint Water Crisis
Representatives Keith Ellison and Ro Khanna introduced The WATER Act on the fourth anniversary of the day Flint’s water woes began.
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.