Essay 65: “Reproductive Issues are Essential Survival Issues for the Asian American Communities
April 27, 2012 § 2 Comments
In Essay 65 written by Connie Chan, “Reproductive Issues are Essential Survival Issues for the Asian American Communities” details of the struggles that Asian American women go through when it comes to their health and getting assistance was shown through many examples. For instance, the language barrier of Asian American women is a prohibiting factor. Connie Chan herself is a translator for many women. What I found interesting in this essay is that these women were not given all opportunites such as abortion at the clinic that Connie works at. Is it because of the language barrier that they are not guaranteed those services or is Connie just biased and in fact it could be more of a national womens’ issue that already has to deal with the lack of available abortion services. This is not just an issue that impacts Asian Americans with language barriers. It impacts all women, so this essay just makes me wonder if within Connie Chan’s essay is describing something that is in fact bias favoring Asian American women.