Now that Roe v Wade has been overturned, the legal status of abortion is back in the hands of state lawmakers. And many believe this will have especially damaging consequences for Black women, who often face life-threatening complications during pregnancy.If I understand this correctly, the abortion laws should take race into account. Abortions should be legal and encouraged or subsidized for Black women, even if they are regulated for White women.
In many states, Black and Latino women receive abortions at higher rates than White women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which collects data from state health agencies.
The overturning of Roe v. Wade underscores the economic hardships and maternal health crisis Black and brown women face, with many advocates saying forced pregnancies would only worsen their outcomes.
I prefer more race-neutral laws, but we are way beyond that, with California pondering slavery reparations.
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