3 Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Implications for Health Equity

Photo by Brooke Anderson, San Francisco International Airport, January 28, 2017

Weakening the power of collective bargaining for workers via Janus v. AFSCME

To meaningfully address health inequities, we must ensure everyone — White, Black, or Brown — has access to high-quality, well-paid jobs. Weakening unions moves our society further away from that goal.

Threatening the safety of Muslim Americans and compromising access to healthcare by upholding Trump’s travel ban

This travel ban hurts our fellow Muslim Americans and also hinders the healthcare system in ensuring that low-income communities receive quality and timely healthcare.

Allowing anti-abortion pregnancy centers to deceive women via NIFLA v. Becerra

Reproductive justice — defined by the women of color collective Sister Song as “the right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities” — must be part of any vision for health equity.

Our task: we must come together like we’ve done in the past

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