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Janine N. Hill - Executive Director, EverThrive Illinois
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JUNE 27, 2016

Today is a victory for American women. In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court has found state laws which needlessly restrict abortion providers to be unconstitutional in their ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

 

Everthrive Illinois in the News

Black mothers in Illinois are 48% more likely to have a preterm birth and 2.8 more times more likely to lose their baby in their first year of life compared to white women. Additionally, the rate of maternal mortality for black women is over three times that of white women. These disparities are linked to the "chronic stress triggered by racism and discrimination."