Dr. Ndola Prata: 'When laws get highly punitive, the poor are affected'
By LOU FANCHER
MAY 22, 2022
Seeking solace and to be soothed by science amid raging arguments on both sides of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicating a majority of the nine justices intend to overturn Roe v. Wade, I reach out for the voice of a scholar.
Surely, I tell myself, a public health expert who specializes in medical demography, population and family planning, or is a professor of maternal, child and adolescent health would provide a dispassionate, data-driven, fact-based account of the ramifications if the opinion is replicated in the court’s final decision.