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Remy Ma is legit “all the way up!” Following the success of her fire “SHEther” track, the Bronx native recently took to the infamous Summer Jam stage, bringing along a live-catalogue of legendary female hip-hop artists with her for an iconic and unforgettable performance.

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Not only is Remy Ma showcasing her solidarity for her fellow woman onstage, but in the doctor’s office, too. Earlier this year, Remy got super vulnerable when she opened up about her ectopic pregnancy, of which resulted in a miscarriage. Following an emergency surgery, she was told that she had damaged fallopian tubes and that she wouldn’t be able to have children naturally ever again.

“First I was distraught, I was embarrassed, I was ashamed, I felt less than a woman and [the doctor] assured me that was no way to feel and that for a certain amount of thousands of dollars, it can be fixed. And because I have the finances, I never even thought twice about it,” she said in an interview with Essence.

Emotionally, she knows exactly how other women feel when faced with such trauma. However, she certainly recognizes her financial privilege in that she is in the position to be able to afford the necessary health treatments. As such, Remy is taking matters into her own hands and creating fund for those women who are eager to have children yet can’t afford to get pregnant. For example, in vitro fertilization and other similar medical procedures usually range from $12,000 to $17,000 per treatment. Of course, only a small percentage of people can afford such an expense.

“It wasn’t until I publicly spoke about it that I realized how many women are in the same predicament as me where they actually can have children, they just need an assist from medical procedures and they can’t because they are not financially stable enough to do it,” she noted.

“It’s just weird to me that if you want to terminate a pregnancy, you could use your health insurance; however, if you wanted to conceive, health insurance doesn’t cover that,” she added in relation to the healthcare industry, who she called to carpet. “So I’m looking at all of these politicians that claim that they’re pro-life and they want to eradicate women having the choice to terminate their pregnancies, but if you’re pro-life, why would you not set up something so women who can’t conceive and women who want to be mothers can do so.”

YES, Remy! She isn’t just droppin’ a hot 16, but knowledge as well!

Source: Huff Post

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Tonja Renée Stidhum is a writer/director living in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. She is the co-host of the movie review podcast, Cinema Bun Podcast. She is made of sugar and spice and everything rice… with the uncanny ability to make a Disney/Pixar reference in the same sentence as a double entendre. You can follow her on Twitter @EmbraceTheJ, on Facebook FB.com/tstidhum, and Instagram @embracethej. You can find more of her work on her About Me page, https://about.me/tonjareneestidhum.

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