Apr 17, 2023
P.S. Blossom

Increasing Access to Safe, Affordable, and Compassionate Abortion Care with Dr. Nikia Grayson and Dr. Melissa Madera (Part 1 & 2)

According to the World Health Organization, abortion is an essential component of comprehensive healthcare, but access in the US is increasingly restricted in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned which allows individual states to independently decide on the legal parameters concerning abortion care. In the second episode of this two-part series on P.S. Blossom, we are joined by reproductive-justice-informed midwife Dr. Nikia Grayson and Dr. Melissa Madera a.k.a. The Abortion Diarist to dispel some common myths about abortion and discuss the crucial importance of access to quality abortion care for all people, regardless of age, race, or class. Tuning in, you’ll find out how investing in comprehensive reproductive health education relates to abortion care and why a happy and healthy sex life is not just about the absence of disease. We also unpack how Black midwifery is reimagining healthcare provision in the south and the vision behind CHOICES Clinic, Project SANA, and other organizations that are trying to break as many barriers as possible. Finally, Dr. Grayson and Dr. Madera share a wealth of resources and information for those who require financial aid or practical support as they seek the life-affirming abortion care that should be available to everyone. Tune in today for all this and more!