March 21, 2023
Future of Abortion Pill May Hinge on West Virginia Lawsuit
Filed on Jan. 23, GenBioPro v. Sorsaia challenges the constitutionality of the state’s abortion ban. The plaintiff claims that by overriding the approval of the drug by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and preventing its sale in West Virginia, the ban violates the Supremacy and Dormant Commerce Clauses of the Constitution, respectively. The case is among the latest in a wave of lawsuits over abortion. Statewide bans and restrictions erupted last year after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, which had protected access to abortions for nearly 50 years. The issue, long one of the more divisive in our political discourse, has intensified as the ability of Americans to access abortion now largely depends on where they live.
March 4, 2023
TikTok Feeds Teen Collaboration and ‘Whole Health’ Initiative
Teens "see the nexus between mental health, social determinants, adverse childhood experiences, and pressures created by social media and world events that lead to self-medication or misuse of substances."
January 24, 2023
Life Expectancy Between Two Chicago Neighborhoods Reveals Years of Systemic Racism
But the pride isn’t perfect, and neither is Chicago. Two neighborhoods, just nine miles apart, have vastly different tones. Englewood, a predominantly Black, impoverished neighborhood, and the Gold Coast, a mostly white, wealthy neighborhood, are separated not only by the towering steel skyscrapers of the Loop but also by a startling 30-year gap in life expectancy.
December 19, 2022
Los Angeles City Council To Phase Out Oil Drilling
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to ban the drilling of new oil and gas wells and will eventually shut down production of the drills currently in use. This ban comes after county residents in marginalized communities surrounding the area voiced concerns about the effects of oil drilling on their health. Activist groups and advocates for a healthier environment like Stand-LA, an acronym for Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling, and Black Women for Wellness, a Stand-LA coalition member, have led the charge.
December 9, 2022
Residents of a Brussels’ Neighborhood Want Less Air Traffic and More Sleep
(BRUSSELS) – In 2018, Maria Gkountouma decided to rent an apartment in the eastern part of Brussels. She didn’t know […]