Voters declare abortion is an economic issue  Voters declare abortion is an economic issue

Voters declare abortion is an economic issue

Voters declare abortion is an economic issue

Voters declare abortion an economic issue: MI, VT, CA codify the right to abortion!

Voters declare abortion an economic issue: MI, VT, CA codify the right to abortion!

Urgent Actions

Tell Congress: Vote now on the EACH Act

The EACH Act guarantees coverage for abortion without restrictions based on how much money we earn, how we are insured, or where we live.

Tell the U.S. House to vote yes on the EACH Act before the year's end.

Support pregnant workers!

Tell Congress to prohibit workplace discrimination and ensure reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.

Our Work

  • Health Justice Health care is a women’s issue. It’s also a racial equity issue. And that’s why we’re fighting for affordable, high quality, health-related care — including maternity care and reproductive autonomy — for ALL.
  • Economic Justice Today’s workplaces must be safe, fair, family friendly, and free of discrimination. From #MeToo to #BlackLivesMatter and so much more, we’re demanding that our nation demonstrates it values all women and families.
  • Congressional Relations Women’s economic security and health are essential to their full participation as equal members of society. It is time to eliminate the barriers women continue to face in their pursuit of whole, healthy and economically secure lives.

About Us

Making life better for women and families

When women and families are strong, we are all strong. That’s why we’re fighting back … fighting for change that is long overdue!

Our past is storied, but our focus is on the future

We ground ourselves in the lived experience of women and families, striving to create a society where everyone can live with dignity, respect and security.

Achieving equality for ALL women

To fulfill our mission, we must look inside our organization and intentionally promote racial equity and combat white supremacy, along with all forms of racism, discrimination and oppression.

Urgent Actions

About Us

Tell Congress: Vote now on the EACH Act

The EACH Act guarantees coverage for abortion without restrictions based on how much money we earn, how we are insured, or where we live.

Tell the U.S. House to vote yes on the EACH Act before the year's end.

Support pregnant workers!

Tell Congress to prohibit workplace discrimination and ensure reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.

Making life better for women and families

When women and families are strong, we are all strong. That’s why we’re fighting back … fighting for change that is long overdue!

Our past is storied, but our focus is on the future

We ground ourselves in the lived experience of women and families, striving to create a society where everyone can live with dignity, respect and security.

Achieving equality for ALL women

To fulfill our mission, we must look inside our organization and intentionally promote racial equity and combat white supremacy, along with all forms of racism, discrimination and oppression.

Our Work

  • Health Justice Health care is a women’s issue. It’s also a racial equity issue. And that’s why we’re fighting for affordable, high quality, health-related care — including maternity care and reproductive autonomy — for ALL.
  • Economic Justice Today’s workplaces must be safe, fair, family friendly, and free of discrimination. From #MeToo to #BlackLivesMatter and so much more, we’re demanding that our nation demonstrates it values all women and families.
  • Congressional Relations Women’s economic security and health are essential to their full participation as equal members of society. It is time to eliminate the barriers women continue to face in their pursuit of whole, healthy and economically secure lives.

New & Noteworthy

State Abortion Bans Threaten 6.5 Million Latinas

Latinas are the largest group of women of color living under current or likely abortion bans. Nearly 6.5 million Latinas-42 percent of them between 15 and 49 years old live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion. Our new analysis details the ways in which the overturn of Roe v. Wade harms Latinas.

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Our Communities Hold the Solutions

Full-spectrum doulas support their clients in navigating challenges beyond - but connected to - their reproductive lives, such as mental health concerns, unstable housing, or food insecurity, through tapping into community assets and network of social supports. Learn more about how community-based full-spectrum doulas can expand reproductive health and justice.

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Improving Our Maternity Care Through Doula Support

This report highlights how doula support can make a critical difference in improving outcomes for pregnant and birthing people and their babies. As the maternal health crisis continues to escalate – especially in communities of color – this analysis underscores how important doulas could be as part of the solution — a solution that an increasing number of birthing families are eager to access, if only doulas were available and affordable.

Read the report

Historic Investments in Good Infrastructure Jobs Can't Leave Women Behind

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which provides $550 billion in historic new investments in transportation, communications, clean water and energy, and more, is estimated to add nearly 800,000 jobs to the economy annually.

This offers a critical opportunity to increase women's access to quality, well-paying jobs – but only if federal and state investments are implemented with gender and racial equity in mind.

Read the Issue Brief

Threats on All Fronts

Abortion access goes hand in hand with policies like Medicaid coverage, including in the postpartum period, and economic policies that support the ability to both work and care for oneself and one's family, including paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, fair pay, raising the minimum wage, pregnancy accommodations, and fair scheduling. Each of these policies is necessary to provide the foundation for women and their families to thrive.

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State Abortion Bans Could Harm Nearly 15 Million Women of Color

The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision means 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion. Our analysis, building on work by In Our Own Voice and Planned Parenthood, finds that Black and Native American women are the most likely to live in these 26 states and are thus especially harmed by Dobbs. Women with disabilities, women veterans, and women who are economically insecure are also disproportionately likely to live in these states.

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Improving Our Maternity Care Now Through Community Birth Settings

More pregnant people are taking control of their childbirth experience by choosing to birth in a community setting such as birth centers and planned home births.

Research shows that care provided in community birth settings can make a concrete difference in improving maternity care quality and producing better outcomes, including for People of Color.

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Choosing Health Equity

Choosing Health Equity was designed to surface the numerous decision points that exist in the cycle of health care research, policy and practice — to disrupt standard processes in order to achieve a healthier, equitable, and just society.

Explore the tools and resources today.

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Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies

We've joined the National Birth Equity Collaborative to produce a series of resources that connects the dots between how different socioeconomic factors affect maternal and infant health, the outsize impact these factors have on BIPOC communities, and recommendations to effect the change we need to ensure all moms and babies thrive.

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Improving Our Maternity Care Now

The U.S. maternity care system fails to provide many childbearing people and newborns with equitable, respectful, safe, effective, and affordable care. More people die per capita as a result of pregnancy and childbirth in this country than in any other high-income country.

This report lifts up four care models decisionmakers must implement for healthier moms and babies.

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Too many Black women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth

We need systemic change to end this crisis and ensure communities are healthier and more responsive to Black women's needs.

Click the link below to learn more about the disparities and how we can help Black women have the safe and healthy pregnancies and childbirth they deserve.

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