Series Number: 74
Editors’ Note: Only a few months into 2012, we’re riding an aggressive wave of anti-abortion, anti-contraception legislative attempts and public commentary. The disturbingly titled Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which passed through the House Judiciary Committee with unanimous Republican support in late February, distills these recent efforts to further stigmatize and criminalize reproductive health care. The idea that we can determine a single reason why people seek abortions, and use that to legislate on their bodies, medical providers, and families is divisive, misleading, and dangerous. In this issue of DifferenTakes, health care advocate Jaspreet Chowdhary examines the push for racial profiling in prenatal care from her perspective as an Asian and Pacific Islander (API) cultural defender, gender equality warrior, and new mama.
–Katie McKay Bryson