No Black woman, regardless of her income, education, or any other factor public health practitioners traditionally think of as protective, is immune to this problem.
“If [the personhood movement] succeeds, the people who get pregnant are going to lose their fundamental rights… to privacy, to equality, to due process of law.”
After years of hearing about the importance of seeking help and accepting treatment for postpartum depression, it never occurred to me that a doctor would be more concerned about the level of antidepressants in my milk.
"It is becoming too common that doctors feel like they have to risk their position or their job in order to do the right thing."
I don’t second-guess the decision to have an abortion, but I do wonder what my life would have been like nine years ago if I had been treated by doctors forced to comply with a dangerous bill like SB 1033.
Passing landmark abortion rights legislation in Illinois was just the start. Obstacles remain for many in the state.