The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade causes personal tragedies across America every day.
Doctor Who Gave 10-Year-Old Rape Victim a Legal Abortion Faces Punishment.
Teenager found out she was pregnant 48 hours before the Texas abortion ban took effect. She wanted an abortion. She now has twins.
The states that have banned abortion are the same ones that do the least to help pregnant people.
It’s not just the women who suffer. Their previous children were more likely to live in poverty and struggle with developmental milestones.
Understand the scope of this American Tragedy with this StoryMap.
Republican concern for ‘life’ stops at birth
The Dobbs decision has let Mississippi and surrounding states ban abortion. “Given both the high levels of economic need and inequities that we have already seen in Mississippi. It really does seem that very few people will be able to travel someplace else to get abortion care.” – In These Times
After Dobbs, only about half the people nationwide who were blocked from accessing an abortion in their home states have traveled elsewhere. The states that have banned abortion are the same ones that do the least to help pregnant people.
- Eight of the 14 states that now ban abortion also fail to ensure pregnant workers have the right to workplace accommodations.
- None have guaranteed paid maternity and paternity leave or paid sick days.
- Five have refused to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage for mothers in the first year after giving birth — an extremely critical period for parents.
- 10 states haven’t raised their minimum wages higher than the federal rate of $7.25 an hour
- Six have refused to expand Medicaid to most low-income adults
- None give workers the right to humane scheduling practices.
The Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade is impacting health care well beyond abortion in states that have banned the practice.
68% of current ob-gyns reported that the Dobbs ruling has worsened their ability to manage pregnancy-related emergencies.
1,205 women died in 2021 dying while giving birth or in the weeks afterward. That is almost double from 2018.
Black women are twice as likely to suffer serious complications during pregnancy and three times as likely to die, regardless of income or education.
Doctor Who Gave 10-Year-Old Rape Victim a Legal Abortion Faces Punishment
Ohio medical licensing board chose to reprimand and fine Indiana Dr. Caitlin Bernard who performed a lawful abortion on a child victim of rape. New abortion laws in Ohio banned abortions after six weeks, and this doctor had a 10-year-old rape victim in his office who was six weeks and three days pregnant, requiring her and her family to travel out of state for the procedure.
Indiana’s Republican, anti-abortion rights Attorney General Todd Rokita, went on Fox News … The board which was appointed by Republican Governor Eric Holcomb, and two of which’s members are reportedly direct donors to Rokita, voted to fine and reprimand Bernard.
TakeAway: Vote for Democrats to restore women’s freedom to choose when and with whom to have a family.
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One Year after Dobbs, Abortion Bans Are Harming Reproductive Care, Ob-Gyns Say – Scientific American
The Abortion Stories We Don’t Talk About – Jezebel
In the death of an Olympian, Black moms hear echoes of their own crises – Washington Post
Indiana doctor faces discipline hearing over 10-year-old Ohio girl’s abortion – CTV News
Doctor Who Gave 10-Year-Old Rape Victim a Legal Abortion Still Faces Punishment – The Mary Sue
What It’s Like to Have an Abortion Denied by Dobbs – In These Times
States that ban abortions – Washington Post
This Texas teen wanted an abortion. She now has twins. – Washington Post
Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe – Society For Family Planning
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