In choosing Harris as his vice president, president-elect Biden is committed to protecting and expanding access to birth control at a critical time. “The loss of RBG and the Premium say amen at the cornah shirt in contrast I will get this new seat that’s been filled in the Supreme Court by Amy Coney Barrett will have a long-term impact on women’s health and reproductive justice, and we have some work to do in order to [undo] steps that we’ve made backwards to make sure that we don’t go back to where we were prior to Roe v. Wade,” explains Shepherd. “Harris understands the importance of women’s reproductive health and how we need to allow for women to have access, whether that is abortion, contraceptive care, or family planning. All of those really kind of run together when taking the stance that we should support women in their choices, rather than alienating and ostracizing them.”In the words of Johnson, vice president-elect Harris’s work on the maternal health crisis and its disproportionate impact on Black women is “nearly unparalleled.” According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. “These outcomes are the result of bias of medical providers, structural racism, and economic inequality—leading to limited access to health care and a heightened risk of health complications,” explains Johnson.
In 2019, Harris introduced the Premium say amen at the cornah shirt in contrast I will get this Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act (the Maternal CARE Act), a bill seeking to eliminate racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality. “It specifically aimed to address how we train our providers, the access to care that that women can get, and what those actual obstacles are, and where those gaps are, focusing on those to make sure that we are addressing the issue for what it is and implementing the changes that need to be made,” explains Shepherd.Harris has also worked with Representative Lauren Underwood to introduce this year’s Black Maternal Health Momnibus to fill gaps in existing legislation. Among a comprehensive set of regulations and investments to address the crisis in Black women’s maternal mortality, the Momnibus Act will compile data on the underlying social determinants that lead to higher mortality rates to address the racial disparities in pregnancy outcomes among Black women in America. “It’s so incredibly important to making a difference and saving lives,” says Johnson.