Imperative in the News
In the 41 years that have passed since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, state legislatures have chipped away at the landmark decision that legalized a woman’s right to choose.more»
Women of color created and defined the concept of reproductive justice, which is firmly rooted in a human rights framework that supports the ability of all women to make and direct their own reproductive decisions.more»
Byllye Yvonne Avery is a health care activist who has worked to improve the lives of African-American women for over 30 years.more»
A lot of progress has taken place over the past 100 years, but none has been as central to improving the lives of women and their families as access to safe and effective reproductive health care. Ironically, in many communities, we are still fighting to gain access to such basic care.more»
Today March 26, 2013, the Imperative acknowledges American Diabetes Association Alert Day!. Alert Day! is a one day “wake up call” to encourage everyone to learn more about seriousness of diabetes, explore your family health history, and find out you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
On February 28, 2013, women's health warrior, Gwen Braxton was laid to rest.more»
Veteran women’s health advocate, Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, President and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, told PRA: “This is the first time we have the evidence to definitively state: Black people support the full range of reproductive rights including abortion. The study also makes clear, regardless of class status, the majority of African-Americans believe that public funding should be available for abortion care.”more»