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Pregnancy news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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May 16, 2019
Want to Dismantle Capitalism? Abolish the Family
Feminist theorist Sophie Lewis’s new book looks at how rethinking pregnancy and the idea of family as forms of labor is central to emancipatory politics.
August 20, 2018
The News in Motherhood: the Good, the Bad, the WTF
All around the world, mothers and pregnant women are undervalued, discriminated against, and punished.
February 28, 2018
Deceit at a Brazilian ‘Crisis Pregnancy Center’
A Catholic psychologist in São Paolo tries to shame an undercover reporter into not having an abortion.
December 1, 2017
Prosecuting Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women Helps No One
Kasey Dischman was charged with a crime for overdosing and delivering her daughter prematurely. She’s still in jail.
October 12, 2017
Pregnant Immigrants Say They’ve Been Denied Medical Care in Detention Centers
A complaint alleges ICE is violating its own guidelines for the treatment of pregnant asylum-seekers.