In the News: Green discusses post-Roe issues
Assistant Professor Tiffany Green, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health, spoke with many media outlets about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade:
Wisconsin health providers navigate a new world without abortion rights – Wisconsin Examiner
In an article about new initiatives to expand contraceptive access in Wisconsin, Green emphasized the need to include reproductive equity and autonomy in all plans:
“Even before Roe fell, “we didn’t have a society where Wisconsinites could fully exercise their reproductive autonomy,” said Green. While that is even worse now, “perhaps we can build something better — not reproducing the same mistakes as we all try to get through this.””
In this interview, Green shares some of Wisconsin’s current, concerning disparities in infant and maternal mortality, and how abortion restrictions will affect communities differently:
“"We know that it's going to disproportionately affect the people already affected," Green said. "Black pregnant people, and likely indigenous pregnant people."
Green says even before the overturn of Roe, these communities experienced widespread disparities in health care.”
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In this interview, Green answers questions about how the Dobbs decision ripples out to health care access, how abortion restrictions will disproportionately affect people of color and people with lower incomes, the gradual restrictions that led to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and more.