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Black Women’s Response to War on Women

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In the sixteen months between the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold these provisions, anti-choice legislators waged a war on women, seeking to roll back women’s rights. This is especially important for Black women who are overwhelmingly impacted by the proposed policies and whose voices are routinely drowned out of the discussion. In this critical election cycle, Higher Heights for America seeks to insert Black women’s perspective into the national narrative on the “War on Women”. This report provides a snapshot of the country’s nearly 22 million Black women, exploring their alarming health and socio-economic status as well as their growing political and economic influence, and offers suggestions on how to increase the involvement of these women in the policy debates that most impact their quality of life.