Rosemary Westwood

Public Health Reporter

Rosemary Westwood is the public reporter for WWNO/WRKF. She was previously a freelance writer specializing in gender and reproductive rights, a radio producer, columnist, magazine writer and podcast host.

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Center for Reproductive Rights

Alex Fabrizio Sumpter is a mother of two children, and she’d already endured two miscarriages when she went for the first ultrasound of her latest pregnancy over the summer.

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The Louisiana Department of Health has named Dr. Joseph Kanter as the new interim assistant secretary of public health — a job that will see him play a crucial role in managing the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Louisiana native Judge Amy Coney Barrett is poised to deliver a long-sought, solidified conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that could set the court’s trajectory for decades.


Nursing homes across the state are now open for family visitation, after the federal government released new guidelines last week.

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The news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death hit Michelle Erenberg as if it were a death in her own family.