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August 9th, 2023- Public Source
I’ve seen Black mothers talk about ‘loss like it’s grocery shopping,’ and I’m dedicating myself to uplifting them

As a young mother surrounded by women in similar circumstances, I had an opportunity to see how differently Black and white moms are supported.

August 9th, 2023- New Pittsburgh Courier
How to thrive in the face of anxiety and stress: A guide for Black Pittsburghers

Anxiety and stress are common experiences for people of all backgrounds, but Black Americans are disproportionately affected by these mental health conditions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Black adults are more likely than white adults to experience anxiety disorders and to report feeling stressed on a daily basis.

August 9th, 2023- PA House
Rep. La'Tasha D. Mayes News Releases

The work Representative Mayes has done while in office in Allegheny County, PA.

June 21st, 2023- Philly Mag
8 Lesser-Known Abortion Funds to Support Post-Roe

Planned Parenthood isn't the only abortion provider offering support to those seeking abortions. Here are other worthy organizations you can donate to.

June 21st, 2023- New Pittsburgh Courier
Holistic health for Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people

In Pittsburgh, New Voices for Reproductive Justice is lifting up and celebrating Black voices on issues like race, gender, and environmental justice.

June 21st, 2023- Cleveland Scene
Ohio Coalition Moves Forward With Plans for Abortion Ballot Measure

A coalition of reproductive rights groups, along with the ACLU of Ohio say they plan to have a pro-abortion ballot initiative on the Ohio Attorney General’s desk by February.

June 21st, 2023- ACLU Ohio

Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom has retained Mission Control, Inc., to be the General Consultant to oversee campaign strategy for the initiative to place a measure on the ballot to amend the Ohio Constitution to explicitly protect reproductive freedom for all Ohioans.

June 21st, 2023- The Pitt News
Opinion | How to continue to support abortion providers in the coming year

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania’s Sara Dixon said last year is hard to sum up. “It was devastating for so many people,” Dixon said. “But then, surprisingly, there were these moments of hope and inspiration.”

June 21st, 2023- Philadelphia Inquirer
Outside Philly and Pittsburgh, it can be as hard to get an abortion in Pa. as in Mississippi

Although Pennsylvania never enacted restrictions as stringent as Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks, the laws on the books still mostly wiped out access from Philly to Pittsburgh.

June 21st, 2023- Philadelphia Inquirer
Pa. abortion providers are bracing for a surge in patients if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania, even with Roe overturned by the Supreme Court, and will likely see a surge in out-of-state patients.

June 21st, 2023- Cincinnati Enquirer
Two groups join forces to put abortion access on Ohio's 2023 ballot

Two groups pushing to enshrine abortion access in the Ohio Constitution announced Thursday that they'll work together to put the issue on the November ballot.

June 21st, 2023- The Pitt News
‘We must be fearless’: Pennsylvania Rep. La’Tasha Mayes denounces Pitt for hosting ‘transphobic’ speakers

La’Tasha Mayes, a Democrat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, criticized Pitt for allowing “transphobic” speakers to come to campus and therefore encouraging “harm” to trans members of the community. 

May 31st, 2023- Currently
Black Women, Green Futures Award celebrates Black women leading the environmental justice movement

“When folks think about reproductive justice, they really focus just on abortion access or just on pregnancy,” said Davis. “We’re here to say, actually, the environment influences the way that you’re able to create or sustain families, which is the building blocks of Black communities.”

May 31st, 2023- The Hill
It’s time to combine the fights for climate change and reproductive justice

Those concerned about reproductive and maternal health need to pay more attention to the climate crisis and other environmental disasters. And people concerned about our planet’s environment need to pay more attention to the increases in maternal and infant mortality.

May 31st, 2023- Penn Live
Roe v Wade is history, but abortion rights advocates look to build something better

The press conference, held in the Civic Club of Harrisburg, was intended to amplify what has been lost by the reversal of Roe – particularly for those most impacted by abortion bans – but decidedly looking ahead to the future.