Preventing maternal and infant mortality in Georgia is a top priority for health care providers in the state.
The study examines postpartum hospitalizations, and found a 17% reduction in hospitalizations in the 60 days after giving birth in states that have expanded their Medicaid programs.
The $1.7 trillion federal spending bill President Joe Biden signed last week ushers in expanded protections for workers who are pregnant or nursing.
Women running in governors’ races throughout the country are potentially set to break records if elected this November.
On Tuesday, September 15, an audio recording of Governor Brian Kemp surfaced on Twitter revealing his opinion on a birth control ban in Georgia.
The city of Atlanta will meet on August 1st to further discuss their plan to donate $300,000 to the National Network of Abortion Funds in order to support organizations like Access Reproductive Care-Southeast that help women get the support and money they need for abortions, including out-of-state travel.
Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, or House Bill 481, is a 10-page six-week abortion ban that Governor Brian Kemp signed into law back in 2019.
Since the conservative majority in the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, President Biden stated that the court’s decision was not driven by the Constitution or the history of protecting women at the time when they were dying from unsafe abortions.
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, pregnant people could now be sent to prison if they experience a miscarriage or stillbirth.
A recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll of Georgia voters found that a majority of residents do not want the LIFE Act, which will ban abortions after fetal heartbeat, to go into effect. In spite of this, elected officials in Georgia moved to make the bill enforceable only hours after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in their June 24 decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health.