There are three key actions that can propel this movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice forward: Listen to Black women, trust Black women, and invest in Black women.
Trending Maternity and Birthing
- Race Isn’t a Risk Factor in Maternal Health. Racism Is.
- Housing Instability Is an Important (Yet Overlooked) Factor in the Maternal Health Crisis
- Why D.C. Statehood Is a Reproductive Justice Issue
- The ‘62 Days’ Filmmaker on the Laws That Can Turn a Brain-Dead Pregnant Person Into an ‘Incubator’
- Black Maternal Health Week May Be Over, but We’re Just Getting Started
- I Had a Miscarriage—and Needed the Help a Doula Could Provide
The language of the moment suggests that it's Blackness that's the problem, not bias.
The fact that these reproductive health proposals failed is, perhaps, not surprising to political insiders familiar with the dysfunction in Albany, but we should all be angry.
The original two-layer, belted regalia worn to Pueblo ceremonies made it hard for me to feed my child and honor my ancestors. But armed with community feedback and ingenuity, we're literally redesigning it.
Why aren’t more providers telling us about doulas in our times of need?
At least three federal courts of appeals are considering cases on dilation and evacuation abortion bans that could be the next big test of Roe v. Wade.