Sharon Lerner (@fastlerner) is a longtime contributor to The Nation. Her reporting focuses on health, education and other issues affecting children and families.
Nannies in New York state have brand-new labor protections. But it’s proving hard to enforce employment laws at home.
All FDA-approved contraceptives should be fully covered under the healthcare reform law, a panel finds. Advocates see a win for women’s health—and a political win for the Affordable Care Act.
The First Lady headlined an event highlighting the struggles of working mothers—but she pulled punches on the country’s failure to ensure childcare and family leave.
Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.
Looking at an unhappy future shaped by family planning cuts.
Members of Congress—including some who oppose abortion—are beginning to see recent attempts to defund contraception for what they are: attacks on the American family.
Dr. Chisale Mhango wanted to present research on the harm illegal abortion does to Malawian women. USAID decided that ran afoul of the Helms Amendment.
Under the guidelines, patients would be told that women generally don’t suffer any psychological harm as a result of having an abortion.
Fetuses are stealing the show from women.