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Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021
Covid-19 Vaccines and Axillary Lymphadenopathy on Breast MRIs
For more information on ACOG’s recommendation, visit their website: https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/12/vaccinating-pregnant-and-lactating-patients-against-covid-19
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A whistleblower complaint was filed: A person exposing secretive information or activity within a private or public organization deemed illegal or unethical.
Dr. Mahendra Amin is the main physician accused of performing these invasive surgeries and medical procedures on detained women.
Failed to protect staff and detainees against coronavirus.
Nurse who filed the complaint was demoted from full time to “as needed” position because she has been asking hard questions about inappropriate testing of detained female immigrants for COVID 19.
There has been a long history of complaints in facilities which includes: lack of accountability, gross disregard for health and safety standards, lack of medical care, and unsanitary living conditions at Irwin County Detention Center.
On Sept 14, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a pilot program to provide basic income to Black and Pacific Islander (B and PI) women during pregnancy
The “Abundant Birth Project” is a fully funded public-private partnership created to tackle the disparities threatening the health of B and PI communities, largely due to the increasing racial wealth gap
The pilot program will provide an unconditional income supplement of $1000 to 150 B and PI women in SF for the duration of their pregnancy through the first six months of their infant’s life
The goal is to expand this basic income to two years following the birth of an infant
Prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality and leads to lifelong conditions, and the B and PI community has the highest rates of preterm births
This study is led by Dr. Zea Malawa from Expecting Justice and the SFDPH, and it is supported by the Hellman Foundation and the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative
Bill authored by Sen. Dodd and co-sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice California, Black Women for Wellness Action Project, California Nurse-Midwives Association, and United Nurses Association of California.
The Justice and Equity in Maternity Care Act will expand access to reproductive healthcare by removing physician supervision requirements for certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). The bill’s supporters claim that increasing access to CNMs will promote sexual and reproductive health equity in California and combat racism-based disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes.
California is one of only four states that still require physician supervision in order for CNMs to practice.
Many counties in California are facing critical shortages of maternal health care providers. CNMs can provide this critically needed care to women.
Midwifery care has been shown to improve birth outcomes (learn more about the benefits of midwifery here).
Read the legislation for yourself HERE
The bill has passed through the legislature, now Gov. Newsom needs to sign it.
Let Governor Newsom know you support SB-1237!Action
Go to www.gov.ca.gov
Click on “Contact” at the upper right or the footer at the bottom.
On the form that pops up click “Have Comment”
Enter your name and email address
In the last box, scroll to find SB 1237 among the multitude of issues and bills
On the following page, click on the box that says “Pro”
Add a sentence or two expressing why it is imperative that he sign this bill and thank him for his service.