To address the maternal mental health crisis, Congress must meaningfully invest in maternal mental health supports and services to better address the well-being of birthing people at this critical time in their lives.
A family’s income during the prenatal and early years of a child’s life plays a significant role in her health, well-being, and cognitive development, all of which shape her future outcomes. Evidence abounds on the positive impact that income support programs—especially cash transfers—have on children.
The Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN), along with seven partners and one independent researcher, held listening sessions across the country to learn about the concerns, desires, and challenges of immigrant parents and youth.
This fact sheet highlights how the overturn of Roe v. Wade exacerbated pre-existing barriers to abortion care for immigrants and proposes recommendations for Congress and the Biden Administration to support immigrant access to abortion.