Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to tell the same bleak story we’ve been hearing for years: Black women suffer far worse maternal health outcomes than their white counterparts. In 2020, the maternal mortality rate for Black women was 55.3 deaths per 100,000 ... Read More about YOU CAN HAVE A DOULA!
Researchers estimate 80% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. A news report by the Commonwealth fund reiterates the tragic correlation between abortion restrictions or denials and high maternal death rates in the United States. contributing to a 62% higher maternal death rate compared to ... Read More about DEVASTATING CORRELATION BETWEEN ABORTION RESTRICTIONS AND HIGH MATERNAL DEATH RATES according to CDC study published in September.
In late 2022, about ten local organizations and individuals with expertise and experience in reproductive and sexual health came together as an informal task force. Citizens for Choice and Women’s Health Specialists are part of the group, which is evolving into a collaborative to share information ... Read More about NEW LOCAL SEXUAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS COLLABORATIVE FORMED
On January 3, the FDA announced a new certification process for pharmacies to become eligible to sell the abortion pill mifepristone for the first time. This means that people who live in states that have not banned medication abortion may soon walk into their neighborhood pharmacy and leave with ... Read More about A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT WITH A BURDENSOME CERTIFICATION
Along with you, our supporters, we mourned the loss of Constitutional protections for abortion, when the US Supreme Court decided the infamous Dobbs case in June of this year. In the months since, some of the direst predictions have come to pass. A growing list of states has fully banned ... Read More about California a Reproductive Freedom State