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COVID-19: No, We Are Not All in This Together

The public health disaster facing Black communities is the result of hundreds of years of U.S. policies that bolster white supremacy and marginalize Black people. 

July 9, 2020

Supreme Court Protects Access Abortion — For Now

In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.

June 29, 2020

Tennessee Legislature Passes Sweeping Abortion Ban in the Middle of the Night

Politicians used police force to keep the public out of the state legislature. Now, Tennessee is set to be the first state to enact an abortion ban since start of coronavirus in the United States.

June 19, 2020

For George. For Breonna. For Ahmaud. For Tony. For David. For All of Black America.

As someone who has spent their career working to transform systems of police brutality and white supremacy, I'm tired.

June 3, 2020

Victory for Missourians: Abortion Services Protected in Missouri

Missouri has only one health center with a license to provide abortion, and that license hads been wrongfully withheld — until now.

May 29, 2020

Wisconsin April Election: How Poll Volunteers and Voters Were Forced to Risk Their Health, and What Officials Must Do Now

A volunteer poll worker shares her story from the front lines of the dangerous election in Wisconsin — where voters and poll workers are now coming down with COVID-19. 

April 24, 2020

The Federal Government’s Next Coronavirus Response Bill Must Protect Reproductive Health Care

As Congress prepares for the next coronavirus relief package, we’re seeing problems emerge with the existing relief legislation — shortcomings that would be dangerous to repeat. Here's how Congress can do better.

April 15, 2020

First Person: A Black Mama Standing Up for Maternal Health

32 weeks pregnant at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, an expectant mother talks about systemic racism in health care — and why Black mamas need support and resources to combat it

April 15, 2020

Why the Fight for Black Mamas Is a Public Health Imperative

As we mark Black Maternal Health Week 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic makes clear that centering the communities and people most affected by health crises is crucial

April 13, 2020