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The Voices of Alabama Women on Abortion Rights 

It is almost impossible to explain the magnitude of this bill to anyone. So how would you do this with a child?  Do you tell a child that the people who can create rules are mean and evil to women?  I can not imagine if a 10-year-old child was raped and became pregnant.    What if that happens to a nine-year-old, molested by their father or a family member?  How can you expect that nine-year-old baby to carry another baby….AND still try to process the crime that happened to her?  By Taroue Brooks

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) Summit 

The National Minority Quality Forum is a research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations and communities receive optimal health care. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization integrates data and expertise in support of initiatives to eliminate health disparities. With a mission to assist health-care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policy makers, and community faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to minority communities.

The Biden Cancer Initiative working to end disparities in cancer outcomes 

Joe Biden was presented with the NMQF Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership and dedication to end health disparities. “From leading on the passage and support of the Affordable Care Act, to the Cancer Moonshot, to the Biden Cancer Initiative, [Biden’s leadership] is truly unprecedented.

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