I had thought that as a "good" progressive and a "woke" Black person, I could see Keith Lamont Scott's complexity without blinders and bias. But what I realize now is that state violence goes so deep, it may take my lifetime—and certainly longer than Scott's—to excavate it.
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Women should not be forced to continue an unwanted pregnancy no matter where they live, their involvement in the criminal justice system, or how they receive coverage for their care.
As a Washington, D.C., native and longtime resident, I know firsthand the effect Hyde restrictions have on women and their families.
Women who received a year’s supply of birth control were about a third less likely to have an unplanned pregnancy, compared to those with a one- or three-month supply, according to a 2011 study.