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Beyond Kavanaugh | The Dwindling Right to Privacy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Beyond Kavanaugh | The Dwindling Right to Privacy

**Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn. The second piece examines how a post-Roe Ohio would look. The third addresses the potential criminalization of miscarriage.** As the U.S. awaits the confirmation of judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conversation around […]

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Black Women Are Four Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Women Are Four Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women

Jennifer Walton knew how she wanted it to go when she was pregnant with her first daughter Sabella Nile (who would probably forever have to clarify, “Isabella, without the ‘I’”). She wanted to deliver her baby, and she didn’t like the idea of undergoing surgery through a cesarean section. From the outset, it seemed that […]

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Black Maternal Health Week Highlights, Examines Racial Disparities in Health Care

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Maternal Health Week Highlights, Examines Racial Disparities in Health Care

Columbus is having its first ever Black Maternal Health Week BMHW, hosted by Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT). ROOTT, established last year, is the region’s leading organization focused on maternal health for black women and women of color. The week examines birth and pregnancy as a social justice movement through a series of events […]

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