With Dr. Leah Torres as its new medical director, West Alabama Women's Center will expand its services in a state hostile to abortion rights.
The question of whether to show up to protests because of the potential risk is not a consideration that anyone should have to make—there is no reason that peaceful protesters should ever be attacked with chemicals.
"We need to give women the grace to do what they need to help themselves."
Support Black doulas and midwives. Bail out Black mamas. Donate to birth centers. Support legislation that aims to improve Black maternal health care. These are just a few of the ways you can help.
We cannot fully build families and determine the direction of our own lives as long as the floor can be yanked out from underneath us.