Posted inHealth, News, Politics & Policy, Reproductive Health

The Black Reproductive Justice Leaders in a Post-Dobbs Era

Unknowns loom, and uncertainty lingers. It’s been two years since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, striking down the federal right to an abortion, limiting access in many states, and potentially exacerbating disparities in who’s most likely to suffer severe complications in maternal health and die. Women wonder whether their doctors should know […]

Posted inHealth Equity, Partner Content, Politics & Policy

New Biden Administration Rule Would Ban Medical Debt From Credit Reports

Originally published by The 19th Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday announced a new effort to ban medical debt from credit reports, something that would ease a burden that falls most heavily on women and Black people. “Medical debt makes it more difficult for millions of Americans to be approved for a car loan, a […]

Posted inClimate Change, Extreme Weather, Health, Maternal Health, Partner Content

‘How Did We Miss This for So Long?’: The Link Between Extreme Heat and Preterm Birth

This story was originally published by Grist. This story is part of the series “Expecting Worse: Giving Birth on a Planet in Crisis,” a collaboration between Grist, Vox, and The 19th that investigates how climate change impacts reproductive health — from menstruation to conception to birth. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. When Rupa Basu was […]

Posted inMaternal Health, Partner Content, Politics & Policy

There’s a Renewed Push in Congress for Medicaid to Cover Doulas and Midwives

Originally published by The 19th Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, both Democrats, are introducing legislation Thursday that would allow Medicaid coverage of doulas and midwives. The bill, called the Mamas First Act, aims to “improve access to care before, during, and after pregnancy to under-served and under-resourced communities” as […]

Posted inHealth, Reproductive Health

What Florida’s 6-Week Abortion Ban Signals to the Rest of Us

Abortion attacks aren’t slowing down as Florida’s six-week ban goes into effect and Arizona’s Supreme Court recently paved the way to reinforce a Civil War-era law that criminalizes nearly all abortions. The consequences could be catastrophic for Black reproductive health, exacerbating existing disparities in access to care and alarming rates of maternal mortality, advocates and […]