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Almost 7M Black women of reproductive age have little, no abortion access: Research – The Hill

Almost 7M Black women of reproductive age have little, no abortion access: Research – The Hill

“The analysis from National Partnership for Women & Families and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda found that nearly 7 million Black women ages 15-49 live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion.

The number of states to ban or limit abortion care has increased since the 2022 Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion.”

Almost 7M Black women of reproductive age have little, no abortion access: Research – The Hill

More than half of US Black women aged 15-49 live under abortion bans – report – The Guardian

“The study, by the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) and the non-profit In Our Own Voice, shows the stark impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on Black women, NBC News reported.

Jocelyn Frye, president of the NPWF, told NBC that understanding the concerns of Black women can help address barriers to care facing other demographics of women.”

Almost 7M Black women of reproductive age have little, no abortion access: Research – The Hill

More than half of Black women ages 15-49 live with little to no abortion access – NBC BLK

“The report also found that 2.7 million of the Black women of reproductive age living in such states are already ‘economically insecure’ and that 1.4 million of them work in service jobs — which are less likely to provide resources like paid sick days, flexible scheduling and more. They include Black women with disabilities, multiracial Black women, veterans and immigrants.”

Almost 7M Black women of reproductive age have little, no abortion access: Research – The Hill

‘Birthing friendly’ label requires little effort by hospitals – Roll Call

“‘Right now, it falls short in terms of what pregnant people would need,’ said Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, vice president of health justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families. ‘Given that the majority of hospitals have gotten the designation because the requirements for it are a pretty low bar, it’s not really a useful distinction even for those consumers that do have a choice,’ Hernández-Cancio said. ‘Because if the majority of the hospitals have it, and all the ones in your area do, it doesn’t make a difference.'”

Almost 7M Black women of reproductive age have little, no abortion access: Research – The Hill

What abortion politics has to do with new rights for pregnant workers – NPR

“Women’s advocates see the politics of the lawsuit as well. ‘It’s no coincidence that this organized, partisan effort is occurring in states that have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country,’ Jocelyn Frye of the National Partnership for Women & Families wrote in a statement. ‘Any attempt to dismantle these protections will have serious consequences for women’s health, working families, and the ability for women to thrive in the workplace.'”

Supreme Court Does Bare Minimum in Case That Never Should Have Happened

The State of the Union for Women

“This is the latest example of far-right extremists using the courts to attack the rights of women and all pregnant people. The legal reasoning put forward by Judge Hendrix, a Trump appointee, is deeply problematic…

Almost 7M Black women of reproductive age have little, no abortion access: Research – The Hill

Biden’s Emergency Abortion Push Collides With High Court Fight – Bloomberg

“‘If you are a pregnant person in Texas, and you are experiencing life-threatening pregnancy complications and you go to the hospital emergency department, odds are good that you won’t be able to get the lifesaving care that you need until you’re kind of literally on death’s door,’ said Shaina Goodman, director for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnership for Women and Families.”