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Doctors, doulas, and nurse practitioners detail their experiences since the overturn of Roe v. Wade and their fears in the rapidly evolving legal landscape of abortion care.
Jun 23, 2023
An abortion doula in Washington, D.C., describes how restrictions on abortion and medication abortions hurt the marginalized communities they serve.
A South Texas OB-GYN resident sees patients suffering worse health outcomes in the aftermath of the state’s near-total abortion ban and restrictions.
Illinois pediatrician Stephanie Liou describes how the overturn of Roe v. Wade caused confusion and misinformation about abortion access to spread among adolescents.
An abortion doula in Washington, D.C., details her experiences offering care to patients traveling from across the country to access care.
A women’s health nurse in Atlanta details how abortion bans could affect education for future nurses and Black maternal mortality rates.
The fourth and final report in this Center for American Progress series highlighting best practices to improve and expand access to contraception at the state level focuses on the importance of contraceptive quality measures.
Mar 29, 2023
Kierra B. Jones
This fact sheet accompanies a new Center for American Progress report on best practices to expand and improve access to contraception at the state level, covering common implementation challenges and offering recommendations to states pursuing family planning expansions through Section 1115 Medicaid waivers and state plan amendments (SPAs).
Feb 22, 2023
The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act provides critical protections for women who choose to breastfeed in the workplace and expands protections in the 2010 Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act.
Jan 26, 2023
The reauthorization and expansion of a key home visiting program could support better outcomes for Indigenous parents and young children.
Dec 8, 2022
Stephanie Haddad, Hailey Gibbs
Social determinants of health, such as access to secure housing, family employment and economic stability, education, and child care, must be the focus of federal policies to support infant and toddler health.
Dec 7, 2022
Allie Schneider, Hailey Gibbs
Congress has a narrow window to help preserve insurance coverage and improve both postpartum care and children’s health outcomes when the public health emergency ends.
Nov 30, 2022
Natasha Murphy, Hailey Gibbs, Emily Gee
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
We work to strengthen public health systems and improve health care coverage, access, and affordability.
We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
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