Berkeley professor from Angola talks about the threat to abortion rights—globally

Dr. Ndola Prata: 'When laws get highly punitive, the poor are affected'

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.