Tag: reproductive justice

A Worker Uprising at Planned Parenthood

As Covid-19 hit New York, staff at a number of Planned Parenthood health centers found themselves facing two crises at once: keeping health services going, and keeping their jobs. As some health centers closed temporarily and shifted to telehealth services, staff also saw their hours cut or positions furloughed. To hear workers describe it, this […]

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The Affordable Care Act Turns 10 Today. We Cannot Turn Back the Clock on Black Women’s Reproductive Health and Rights

Photo: Shutterstock Healthcare in America has never been just. Inequity and racism are built into the system, and black women often bear the unjust burden. Our pain is taken less seriously; we are often misdiagnosed and untreated, and black women are three times more likely to die in childbirth. From provider bias and medical mistreatment […]

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Watch: Rep. Ayanna Pressley Delivers Rousing Speech in Defense of Reproductive Rights as Roe v. Wade Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet

Photo: Andrew Harnik (AP Images) Standing outside the Supreme Court Monday morning, Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley drew attention to her outfit, a long-sleeved leather dress: “I don’t know if y’all can see but I’m rocking my ‘resistance leather,’ Pressley quipped in front of a gathering of protesters. “I came dressed for battle because we’re still […]

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For Black People, Roe Is Imperfect. We Still Need the Supreme Court to Protect It

Photo: Shutterstock This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a crucial case that could decide the future of abortion access in this country. It could pave the way for states to effectively ban abortion without ever overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that affirmed safe and legal abortion as a constitutional […]

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