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Abortions are now harder to access. Thanks to inflation, they’re also far more expensive.
Traveling out of state for an abortion was already unaffordable for many. But the end of federal abortion rights has come as inflation rates are pushing up prices for gas, hotels, plane tickets, medical supplies and food.
A tampon shortage, during a formula shortage, during a child care shortage
Addressing the shortages means overcoming not just disregard for people’s needs, but also the discomfort many Americans feel discussing menstruation and other issues affecting women and marginalized groups.
Senator asks tampon makers how they’re going to fix the shortage
Sen. Maggie Hassan sent a letter to tampon manufacturers Monday seeking answers after reports of empty shelves started circulating last week. She wants tampons to be treated as an essential good.
Most of the COVID-19 workforce were women of color. What happens now as those jobs end?
Women of color took on the majority of new jobs created during the pandemic to do contact tracing, and to test and vaccinate Americans, experts said. But as sites ramp down, the future of that workforce is now uncertain.
‘This is our time’: How women are taking over the labor movement
The pandemic has created an opportunity for new movements in industries that haven’t organized before — movements also led by women.
Social media groups pop up to connect parents in face of baby formula shortage
Members describe the groups, where people sell or exchange formula or flag stores that have it in stock, as "life-saving."
In rural, low-income parts of the country, how do you find baby formula when there is nowhere to look?
Low-income parents who receive government assistance to buy baby formula, known as WIC, must purchase it in stores. But amid a national shortage, families in rural areas are left with few places to look.
New York’s nail salon workers have spent years feeling silenced. They’re ready to fight back.
Nail salon workers are still fighting to get paid minimum wage, and that may mean banding together to overhaul the entire industry.
Low-income families can still get the child tax credit through a new filing portal. Here’s how.
The portal, which will be available until November, is now open for families with children who do not file taxes and who have still not received the child tax credit.
Corporate America has little, if anything, to say about abortion
Days since it was revealed the Supreme Court will likely overturn Roe v. Wade, few companies have spoken out on the issue at all.