Philadelphia’s dire performance can be attributed to the collision of two major factors: widespread, profound poverty and a sharp reduction in the number of hospitals providing maternity care.
If abortion is like slavery—indeed, if abortion is the most divisive issue since slavery—then what of the women who suffered under slavery? What of the women who performed self-abortions in order to resist slavery? They cease to exist.
What will it take to get people to recognize not just the racial disparity in death rates but the disparity in concern over U.S. Black women’s health and lives?
Even with the Affordable Care Act in place, Black women will still be plagued by the chronic stress that comes with simply being Black in the United States.
The right woman could help the NAACP ensure that reproductive rights, as well as voting rights and civil rights, are couched as human rights.
Pink ribbons do not help bring awareness to the socioeconomic inequities connected to breast cancer; they commodify the disease and make it “sexy” under the guise of raising awareness.
Where’s the billboard that points out the failure to educate black children, the increasing achievement gap, and the increasing poverty rates and isolation of black children?
The most dangerous place for an African-American child is not in the womb, but in hands of lawmakers and anti-abortion groups that fail to realize the critical importance of funding family planning medical services.
Emily Abt, director of the documentary “All of Us,” talks to RH Reality Check’s Sarah Seltzer about the HIV epidemic among black women, gender inequality and what men will get out of the film.