Reproductive Rights

State Abortion Bans Threaten Nearly 7 Million Black Women, Exacerbate the Existing Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

Analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda reveals the harmful impact of Dobbs on Black women. We find that more than 6.7 million Black women – 57 percent of all Black women ages 15-49 – live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion.

State Abortion Bans Harm More Than Three Million Disabled Women

State Abortion Bans Harm More Than Three Million Disabled Women

The Dobbs decision has only compounded the longstanding barriers to abortion care that disabled people face, including provider discrimination and lack of training or experience with disabled patients, guardians dictating decisions about their reproductive care, denials of care and assistance among religiously-affiliated service providers and intermediate care facilities, transportation difficulties, inaccessibility in health care facilities, and layers of economic obstacles to affording the costs of care.

State of the Union for Women

The National Partnership for Women & Families and Paid Leave for All created a this new map to show that in all of the states that have taken extreme measures to ban abortion, none of those states offer paid family leave.

Democracy & Abortion Access: Restrictive Voting Laws Across States Threaten Freedoms

Democracy & Abortion Access

In a political landscape that moves the question of abortion access to the states, NPWF demonstrates the connection between the representation of women and women of color in state legislatures and better policy outcomes for those seeking abortions.

Leading the Way

Leading the Way

Despite recent challenges, reproductive healthcare providers are often beacons in their communities, persistent in their determination to ensure access to care wherever they can and to deliver care that is of the highest quality. Now is the moment to double down on this commitment to providing excellent and equitable care.

Access, Autonomy and Dignity

Access, Autonomy and Dignity

The issue briefs in this series explore four important areas of reproductive health, rights, and justice for people with disabilities: access to abortion, access to contraception, healthy sexuality and sex education, and the right to parent.

Clean Water and Reproductive Justice: Lack of Access Harms Women of Color

Many communities across the country cannot trust the safety of their water and cannot afford to pay more for cleaner water. Frequently, Black, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, lower-income communities, rural communities, and communities living at the intersections of these identities struggle daily to access safe, affordable water, and their health is disproportionately harmed as a result.

Lead Poisoning in Flint, Michigan

The water poisoning in Flint caused undeniable harm to residents’ reproductive health. Analyzing health records from 2008 to 2015, researchers found that fertility rates in Flint dropped by 12 percent and fetal deaths rose by 58 percent

Paid Sick Days Enhance Women’s Abortion Access and Economic Security

Everyone needs time to access health care without risking their economic stability. Paid sick days allow a person to recover from short-term illnesses, access preventive care, undergo a basic medical procedure or care for a sick child or family member. Yet, more than 34 million people working in the private sector don’t have a single paid sick day and, for too many of them, taking time away from work to attend to their health means risking their jobs and financial stability.