Reproductive Justice


Study Suggests Pregnant Women Can Pass the Coronavirus to Their Fetus July 9, 2020 (by Marilynn Marchione – Huffington Post)
A small study of 31 women with COVID-19 in Italy found signs of the virus in samples of umbilical cord blood, the placenta and, in one case, breast milk.

Advocates Fear Another Devastating Impact of COVID-19: More Forced Pregnancies and Reproductive Control June 10, 2020 (by Jallicia Jolly – Rewire News)
Black, brown, Indigenous, disabled, and low-income people have historically been victim to state-sanctioned forced sterilizations and reproductive coercion.

COVID-19 Abortion Bans Could Have Alarming Effects Far Beyond This Crisis May 13, 2020 (by Rachel Rebouche and Mary Ziegler – Newsweek)
This isn’t just a terrible, temporary situation in a few states. The bans—and the way they’re defended in court—could determine the future of U.S. abortion rights.

Keeping Women’s Health Essential Despite COVID-19 Shortages May 7, 2020 (by Anu Kumar – CNN)
As more countries impose necessary lockdowns and restrictions on in-person medical treatment and allocation of resources, contraception and abortion are becoming harder to access, particularly in low-income countries.

COVID-19 Interrupts Fertility Plans for Hopeful Couples in the United Kingdom April 27, 2020 (by Orla Barry – PRI)
Thousands of women may lose out on their chance to have a baby as fertility clinics across Britain shut their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Is a Lurking Danger for Pregnant Women. Congress Should Act: March of Dimes April 27, 2020 (by Dr. Rahul Gupta – USA Today)
COVID-19 calls for studies focused on pregnant women and infants. And ensure that every pregnant woman in the USA has insurance and access to care.

Couples Struggling with Infertility Are Stuck in Limbo During COVID-19 April 24, 2020 (by Terri Peters – Today)
The coronavirus pandemic is putting many infertility treatments on hold, but couples are not giving up hope.

Can You Still Do IVF During the Coronavirus Pandemic? April 14, 2020 (by – Vox)
Many fertility clinics are putting procedures—and patients’ hopes—on hold.

States Are Using the Cover of COVID-19 to Restrict Abortion and Health Care for Women March 30, 2020 (by Alex Morris – Rolling Stone)
With constituents distracted by the deadly pandemic, Republican state legislatures across the country are ramping up efforts to limit access to abortion

The Coronavirus Becomes an Excuse to Restrict Abortions March 26, 2020 (by Emily Bazelon – The New York Times)
Texas and Ohio say the procedures are nonessential and must yield to the pandemic.

Ohio and Texas Have Banned All ‘Nonessential’ Abortions During the Coronavirus Pandemic March 24, 2020 (by Hilary Weaver – Supermajority News)
Some states are banning abortions despite recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that all abortions remain on the list of essential procedures.

Some Pregnant Women in New York City Will Have to Deliver Babies Alone  March 24, 2020 (by Christina Caron and )
Women giving birth at two leading New York City hospital networks are being told they must labor without spouses, partners or doulas by their side—leaving the expectant mothers anxious and frightened about their upcoming deliveries.

The COVID-19 Outbreak: Potential Fallout for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights March 11, 2020 (by Zara Ahmed and Adam Sonfield – Guttmacher Institute)
What may be lost in the chaos of the pandemic is the specific impact on sexual and reproductive health and rights, both for people in the United States and around the world

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