The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate among industrialized nations, with Black mothers being the most affected. With the Mamas First Act, Rep. Gwen Moore is working to expand Medicaid coverage to include perinatal workers, like doulas and midwives, to advocate for marginalized mothers.
Since the 1960s, when the birth control pill was approved by the FDA, a woman’s ability to access it has been uncertain and unstable. At one point, unmarried women couldn’t get it. Still today, pharmacists can refuse to fill a woman’s prescription. And earlier this year, Republicans in Congress tried to defund Planned Parenthood, which […]