Since the introduction of the new healthcare bill, women’s health issues are back in the news. As Congress works out the details of the replacement plan, many left-leaning women’s groups are watching carefully to see how women’s health fares in the redrafting process. Although these groups are often concerned with preserving access to contraception and abortion, they also have speak about the economic opportunities available to low-income and minority women. The connection between reproductive rights and economic issues has been dubbed “reproductive justice” and was the subject of a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress on Wednesday. Representative Maxine Waters was scheduled to address the event, before being forced to cancel due to weather and travel delays.
Reproductive Justice Discussion Connects Abortion and Economic Issues
By: Erin Mundahl