By Frida Garza We are just four days out from Election Day and abortion rights are on the ballot again. (Really, when are abortion rights not on the ballot? I honestly can’t remember.) This time around, three states have ballot measures related to abortion access: Alabama, Oregon, and West Virginia. Read more.
By Jessica González-Rojas The midterm elections already promise to be historic, with more women of color stepping up to run for office than ever before and long lines at early voting locations that often have low turnout, like Texas. At the halfway point of the Trump presidency, voters are recognizing how much is at stake in […]
By Claire Willmschen The Carrboro Board of Aldermen recently voted unanimously to pass a resolution calling for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal insurance funds for abortions except in circumstances where the life of the mother is endangered. Read more.
By Stacy M. Brown National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., heralded 2018 as “payback year” for African Americans and other minorities who have suffered on the new presidential administration policies and it that seems Black women are in lock-step with Chavis. Two years into the presidency of Donald Trump […]
By Amanda Michelle Gomez Over the past year, Dr. Shanthi Ramesh performed abortions for seven sexual assault survivors and she recalls Medicaid insurance only paying for two. It didn’t matter that they were all technically eligible for Medicaid — meaning, they were all poor enough to receive public health insurance — or that a doctor, in her […]