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Birth equity: US Supreme Court must support Black people

January 04, 2022

As president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, I agree that undermining the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion-viability standard would detrimentally affect people with the capacity for pregnancy, particularly those who are Black (see Nature 599, 187–189; 2021). The collaborative led the submission of an amicus brief on safe and legal access to abortion for maternal health and well-being (see go.nature.com/33jwjsn) as evidence against Mississippi state’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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