(DALLAS) — Marsha Jones, a Texas native, says she has received many desperate calls from women in the state struggling to access abortions and reproductive care. They are often young, alone and afraid, she said. “We're talking about young women who live in some of the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When Haiti won its independence nearly 200 years ago, it came at a hefty price -- an estimated $21 billion today. The country spent the next century paying off the debt to its former slave owners, France. It's a financial conundrum that those experts... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- There were times throughout the COVID-19 pandemic when Maeghan Murdock worried about how her family -- which includes a newborn -- would keep up with all their growing financial demands. Facing an inevitable $300 rent increase as bills piled up, their dreams... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- In the United States and other Western nations, the toll from COVID-19 is finally beginning to ease, at least in part, because of the rapid rollout of highly effective vaccines. But in parts of Latin America, where health systems are failing and... Read More.
By MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Included in the 628 pages of the American Rescue Plan is a change that experts say will prove to be a "historic" step in reducing child poverty.The proposal calls for a one-year expansion in... Read More.
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Period poverty, or a lack of access to menstrual products and education, affects one in 10 college students in the United States, according to a new study.These women are also more likely to... Read More.
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- The World Bank has warned that 150 million people could fall into “extreme poverty” by the end of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and accompanying global recession with the levels of global poverty... Read More.
By SHANNON MCLELLAN, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- C.J. Stewart has spent more than a decade hosting high school baseball team tryouts in his former Atlanta neighborhood every spring. But the players chosen are not for an ordinary team. They are students... Read More.