Restricting access to abortion is simply part of a system of catastrophic failures to provide basic, essential, life-saving women’s health care services. The proof is staring us right in the face.
We believe that this Congressional class—the most diverse in years, and full of firsts—will lead this country in the direction of better supporting women of color who want to have children, without the looming threat of losing their lives and their economic stability.
The biggest hurdle to saving mother’s lives isn’t a lack of solutions. It’s marshalling the data, the policies and the will to save them. This Mother’s Day, join me and The Rockefeller Foundation in vowing to end maternal deaths.
Feminist advocates and lawmakers came together Tuesday for the inaugural Mamas’ March roundtable—and to advance the Mama’s Agenda led by Mothering Justice.
After nine months of misogynistic language from doctors and nurses, it’s easy to forget that you’re the decision-maker about your own body.
Building awareness of the disparities black women face in pregnancy is a start—but providers also need to acknowledge our own biases.
For mothers, caring for our heart health is one more way we can show love for our children.
State legislatures have been passing laws to restrict abortion at breakneck speeds in the last decade—and their latest strategy is to do so by granting rights to fetuses. These laws take away pregnant women’s rights, whether those women intend to terminate their pregnancies or to give birth.
Racism is the reason black mothers in the U.S. are far more likely to die of childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than white mothers.
The evidence is irrefutable: Racism is getting away with murder as the leading cause of maternal and infant deaths and premature births among Black women.