By Kamyon Conner
While retaining abortion authorized is important, we’ve additionally recognized that the authorized proper to abortion alone has by no means been sufficient, and has left behind those that are struggling financially, Black girls, and ladies of colour for years. The true battle for abortion entry and reproductive justice has at all times taken place in our communities, with abortion funds, mutual help efforts, and native organizing for justice. And we’re preventing for a lot greater than crumbs of our rights from the courts.
By Tina Vasquez
In Douglas, Georgia, the place Amin has practiced for many years, high quality well being care is difficult to return by, particularly for the area’s low-income residents. In 2017, 28% of Douglas residents had an revenue under the poverty degree in a state the place half the counties don’t have any OB-GYN and a few counties don’t have any physician in any respect, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. According to girls who spoke to Prism, Amin was a cease hole for Douglas residents and people who lived in surrounding areas, one of many solely OB-GYNs within the space who allowed walk-ins and accepted Medicaid and Medicare. These information alone imply that he noticed scores of weak, low-income girls within the space, and word-of-mouth appeared to work in his favor.
By Laura Jiménez
Nationwide, Latina moms make up practically half of COVID-19 circumstances amongst pregnant girls, based on knowledge from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have already been documented circumstances of Latinas dying from COVID-19 after giving beginning.
See you subsequent week.
Ashton Lattimore is the editor-in-chief of Prism. Follow her on Twitter @ashtonlattimore.
Prism is a BIPOC-led nonprofit information outlet that facilities the individuals, locations and points at present underreported by our nationwide media. Through our unique reporting, evaluation, and commentary, we problem dominant, poisonous narratives perpetuated by the mainstream press and work to construct a full and correct report of what’s occurring in our democracy. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.