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Dental Therapists: A Solution to Dental Deserts

January 29, 2023 by Meagan Cooper Health

Complications from poor oral health can range from tooth decay and gum disease to pneumonia, cardiovascular disease, and birth complications.[1] Studies show that gum disease may also have a psychosocial impact on individuals due to loss of confidence…

Overturning Roe is a Poverty Issue

October 14, 2022 by Hope Sheils Access to Justice Family Health

On the June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court released its landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Justice Alito’s majority opinion overturned Roe v. Wade and the right to an abortion.[1] The opinion holds that “Roe and Casey must be overruled…

The Disparate Impact of Texas’ Abortion Ban on Low-Income and Rural Women

February 24, 2022 by Lindsay Johnson Access to Justice Health Rights

In September 2021, Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8) took effect. SB8 prohibits abortion in the state after six weeks—before many women are aware they are pregnant. It is well known that abortion restrictions disparately impact low-income and rural women and…