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Impact of Dobbs on Native Communities – and more news

December 8, 2023

Our work toward bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom continues as we head into the end of the year. Check out what’s new with UnRestrict Minnesota!

Impact of Dobbs on Native Communities

Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center has released a report on the ways in which abortion bans are an attack on tribal health care and sovereignty. To learn more and find the full report, check out this article from South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Abortion Clinic Closures

23 independently-owned abortion clinics closed in 2023, in addition to the 42 that shuttered in 2022.

With Minnesota now an island of access, it’s more critical than ever that the state’s clinics receive the support they require to remain open – and that means abortion reimbursement rates MUST increase to cover the costs to clinics. Keeping state medical assistance reimbursement rates low restricts the ability of clinics to provide abortion care during a national public health crisis.

Read more in this article from The Guardian.

UnRestrict Coalition Partner Just The Pill on WCCO

Just The Pill, a member of the UnRestrict Minnesota Coalition, was featured on WCCO for their work on providing reproductive health services via tele-health and a mobile clinic. Watch the video and find the article here!

Gender Justice Brief: Telemedicine Abortion

The Gender Justice Brief is a podcast from Gender Justice, our institutional home, and this episode features a fascinating discussion with researcher Terri-Ann Thompson about tele-health and medication abortion. You can listen to the episode and find more from The Gender Justice Brief here! The podcast is also on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms!

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading!