Supreme Court ban on abortions will disproportionately harm communities of color

Almost two thirds of women seeking abortions come from communities of color, a data point often overlooked in the conversation around a woman’s right to choose. Last month, a leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Center appeared on the Website Politico. In the draft, Justice Samuel Alito wrote […]

Pioneering Nisei writer and physician, Yasuo Sasaki, fought for reproductive freedom

(Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a two-part series on the career of Dr. Yasuo Sasaki). In the years after World War II, the Sasaki family settled in Covington, Ky. Sasaki’s wife Lily painted and made clay figurines, and cared for Mimi and for their son Brian, born after Lily’s release from camp. […]

A Trend Toward Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Choice Laws

The year 2011 saw a record number of laws restricting abortion in U.S. states. It also saw a record number of state anti-immigrant laws. Coincidence? Maybe not. In 2011, U.S. states enacted 135 new reproductive health provisions, 92 of them seeking to restrict abortion. In 2000, 13 states were considered “hostile” to reproductive rights; by […]