This opinion piece from reproductive health history and rhetoric researchers Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz and Lina-Maria Murillo lays out how attempts to ban abortion in Iowa amidst the pandemic will disproportionately affect some of the state’s most vulnerable residents. [Des Moines Register]
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The public health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have long been apparent, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that this crisis impacts nearly every facet of life in America. From access to abortion to affordable housing, our researchers shed light on some of the many, disparate issues emerging alongside this health crisis.
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Black Americans are facing economic hardships during the pandemic, but are still more likely to prioritize their health over their wallets, write political scientists Brooke Abrams and Ray Block, Jr. in this opinion piece based on a recent study conducted by the African American Research Collaborative. [The Grio]