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Abortion ban has disproportionate impact on Latinas, data shows

Data analysis by two advocacy groups finds that 42% of Latina women ages 15 to 49 live in a state that has or is likely to ban abortion. Other state reproductive health news comes from South Carolina, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.

USA Today: Latinas Disproportionately Affected by Abortion Ban, Study Finds

Latinas are the largest group of women of color affected by current or potential state bans and restrictions on abortion, according to an analysis of data released by two advocacy groups. More than 6.5 million Latinas, or 42% of Latinas ages 15 to 49, live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion, according to the report from the National Association for Women and Families and the National Latino Institute for Reproductive Health. Justice. (Ferdinand, 7/11)

In other updates on abortion:

AP: South Carolina Legislature’s Final Effort to Change Abortion Law

After a dozen meetings and sessions over the summer and fall, South Carolina lawmakers hardly have time to do anything to change the state’s abortion laws during a special session pushed to overturn Roe v. Wade. A conference committee of state senators and members of the House will meet for the last time Wednesday morning to try to reach a compromise between the House, which wants a near total ban on abortion, and the Senate, which wants to change the current law that amounts to a ban about six weeks after conception. (Collins, 11/8)

Reuters: New Mexico City passes ordinance to block abortion clinics from operating

A New Mexico town near the Texas border unanimously approved an ordinance designed to ban abortions Monday, even though the procedure is legal in the state. The so-called “sanctuary city for the unborn” ordinance blocks the operation of abortion clinics and its approval by the Hobbs city commission marks the first time for a city in a state controlled by the Democratic Party, according to advocates. against abortion. (Brooks, 7/11)

Dallas Morning News: Reproductive justice organization opens new facility in South Dallas

The Afiya Center, a reproductive justice organization, just opened its Southern Roots Birth and Wellness Center last weekend with fitness classes, doula services, and prenatal and postpartum care. (Red, 7/11)

CNN: Exclusive Video: Inside Arizona Abortion Clinic With ‘Nightmare’ Atmosphere

As abortion laws in Arizona hang in the balance, patients and providers are left with the consequences. CNN visited Planned Parenthood in Tempe on the day abortion services resumed. (11/5)

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