Zeenat N. , Hasan. “Reproductive Health Restrictions Hurt Asian-American Women.” American Civil Liberties Union, May 2013. https://www.aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom-womens-rights-racial-justice/reproductive-health-restrictions-hurt-asian.
Co-Founder of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Hasan describes how new restrictions on healthcare in Arizona hurt an already marginalized Asian Pacific-American (APA) community. The new Arizona law, according to Hasan, makes APA women seeking an abortion suspect based on racial stereotypes. In her article, Hasan outlines some of the challenges her community already faces and how the new law only hurts APA women further.
Hasan’s piece is brief but informative and could be useful for advocates of reproductive rights, especially those interested in intersections between race and reproductive healthcare access.