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Black Women Are Dying From a Lack of Access to Reproductive Health Services

By La’Tasha D. Mayes Like much of U.S. history, the story of Roe v. Wade – a landmark Supreme Court ruling and victory for women’s health — is complicated by who was left behind. The United States is a country built on the backs of Black women, and benefits daily from our intellectual genius, cultural influence and economic […]

Denial of abortion leads to economic hardship for low-income women

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – – Women who want an abortion but are denied one are more likely to spend years living in poverty than women who have abortions, a new study suggests. Carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term quadrupled the odds that a new mother and her child would live below the federal […]

Insurance restrictions on abortion coverage harm patients

By Mansi Shah, M.D. Giving birth to a child is a beautiful and thrilling experience. Even for those women who have desired pregnancies, however, this process is fraught with complications. As a medical student, I learned that it was safer to have an abortion in the first trimester than to carry a pregnancy to term. […]

In time of Trump, Washington lawmakers want to pass bill mandating abortion coverage

By Ashli Blow SEATTLE, Wash. – Washington state could soon require health insurers that cover maternity care to also cover abortions. While most insurers already provide that coverage, some Washington leaders and activists wants to mandate it — especially in the time of President Donald Trump’s administration. “Washington has long led the way on this issue, […]

5 Meaningful Ways to Fight for Reproductive Rights in 2018

By Kylie Cheung By the end of 2017, many had declared it the year of women. It was, after all, the year of Wonder Woman, record-breaking numbers of women running for office, and, of course, #MeToo exposing a nation plagued by sexual injustice across every industry. And now, 2018 must be a year of change, transformation and […]