“I am very hopeful that this work is ultimately going to lead to some meaningful change for Black mamas in the U.S."
- State Legislators Are Finally Doing Something About the Black Maternal Health Crisis
- Meet Three Innovators Shifting the Maternal Health Narrative
- To Reverse the Maternal Health Crisis, We Must Break the Cycle of Distrust
- Black Maternal Health Week Shines Spotlight on Black-Led Solutions
- Mothers Who Make Liberation: New Book Explores Black Parenting as Political Practice
- No, We Shouldn’t Be Excited About the Fall of ‘Roe’
Each experiments with telling maternal health stories in her own way, and at least two want to shift the Black maternal health crisis narrative to emphasize Black life, community self-help, and #BlackJoy.
The answer appears to be nothing.
In one article, a prominent pro-choice advocate and author offers a take that is breathtakingly insulting and obtuse, particularly for us as Black women and reproductive justice leaders living and working in the Midwest and the South, where abortion access is most threatened.
Connecting the fights against gendered violence and mass incarceration isn’t new. But you wouldn't know it from most writing on the subject.
Fourteen states have introduced, moved, or enacted so-called fetal heartbeat bans in 2019.