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Pregnancy news and analysis from The Nation
August 16, 2022
Democrats Are Holding Up a Bill to Protect Pregnant Workers
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act has enough votes to pass if brought to the floor and would bring meaningful relief for thousands of pregnant workers.
August 15, 2022
How One Progressive City Is Fighting to Decriminalize Abortion
As part of a growing movement, municipalities like Austin are finding ways to protect their most vulnerable citizens in a post-
July 21, 2022
The Campaign to Reverse “Roe” Was Always About Political Power
The movement has always sought a version of community life that tightly controls sex and sexuality, while sanctioning attacks on women and LGBTQ people.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
February 17, 2022
The Benefits of Getting the Covid Vaccine as a Pregnant Black Woman
We now have scientific proof that getting vaccinated while pregnant is important—for Black pregnant people, it’s even more critical.
November 12, 2021
As the Supreme Court Weighs the Future of Abortion, Women Are Already Suffering
Attacks on reproductive rights have metastasized well beyond abortion in recent years, endangering women’s health and lives.
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September 17, 2020
For the First Time Ever, the House Has Passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
The bill would require employers to give pregnant employees accommodations so they can keep working while protecting their health.
December 3, 2019
Anti-Abortion Extremism Goes Full Psycho
An Ohio House bill would require doctors to perform a procedure that is medically impossible—or face murder charges. Other bills just as nutty are being enacted across the country.
August 23, 2019
Is Genetic Medicine Making the World Less Fair?
New reproductive technologies promise to prevent serious genetic disease. What happens if only the rich can access them?
August 12, 2019
Paid Family Leave Is a Game Changer for New Parents’ Health, Not Just Their Economic Security
The transition to parenthood is a critical window when parents’ mental and physical health is at risk. Paid leave can protect them—and their babies.
June 28, 2019
Marshae Jones Is Proof Pro-Lifers Don’t Care About Life
Under Alabama law, women are good for nothing except producing a child.