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Pregnancy news and analysis from The Nation
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.
September 8, 2016
The Story Behind the Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Is Even Sadder Than We Realize
We don’t know exactly why these women died—but we know that they were poor and lacked medical care.
January 27, 2016
A Group of Mexican Immigrant Women Were Sterilized Without Their Consent. Can a New Film Bring Justice?
No Más Bebés
brings dignity and a sense of power to the mothers the law ignored.
December 2, 2015
After Giving Birth, These Women Were Placed in Handcuffs, Leg Irons, and Waist Chains
It’s time for New York State to ban the shackling of women prisoners during pregnancy and after delivery.
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October 6, 2015
The War on Planned Parenthood
Lives in the balance must be defended.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 8, 2015
John Kasich Is No Moderate When It Comes to Abortion Rights
Unless a federal judge steps in, Cincinnati could become the largest metro area in the United States without access to abortion.
August 20, 2015
Defend Planned Parenthood Against Republican Attacks
After anti-choice activists released a misleading video, Republicans are intent on defunding Planned Parenthood—once again putting women’s access to much-needed health care at risk.
July 21, 2015
Why Planned Parenthood Shouldn’t Be on the Defensive
Fetal-tissue donation has helped produce treatments for Parkinson’s, cystic fibrosis, and diseases that affect infants.
June 17, 2015
The Stealthy Way Employers Keep Women Out of the Workforce
In the 21st century, the worker is still assumed to be a man.