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217 Today: Immigrant women face language and cultural barriers to pregnancy care in Central Illinois

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it’s time to invest more in agriculture in Illinois and elsewhere because the war in Ukraine is cutting off a global food supply.
  • Student COVID cases are picking back up throughout the state of Illinois.
  • Illinois officials expect thousands more abortion patients each year to come to the state in the future if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
  • Students learn in both French and English at Urbana’s Yankee Ridge Elementary School.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at the complex language barriers some pregnant people in Champaign County can face and how advocates are trying to overcome them.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Peter Medlin, Sarah Fentem, Emily Hays and Carolina Garibay.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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