women's health

roe v. wade

What's Behind the New Wave of Six-Week Abortion Bans

Unconstitutional six-week abortion bans have swept Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia—a new phase of the ongoing efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Marie Solis
2 days ago
black maternal health

When Will the US Protect Black Women From Dying in Childbirth?

Across the United States, politicians are taking steps toward enacting legislation that reduces racist bias against pregnant Black women and infants. But there's still a challenging journey ahead.
Kimberly Lawson
3 days ago
reproductive rights

At a Georgia Clinic, Abortion Bill Causes Uncertainty and Fear

House Bill 481, which proposes making abortion illegal after around six weeks, is adding to a national debate around "fetal heartbeat" bills. But at a women's health center in Atlanta, it's already stirring very real worry and confusion for patients.
Kimberly Lawson
4.5.19
abortion

How Anti-Abortion Rhetoric Shapes Pro-Choice Advocacy

Historians and advocates for reproductive justice say our understanding of abortion has been influenced by the anti-abortion movement's "pro-life" arguments against it.
Marie Solis
4.2.19
immigration

28 Women Have Miscarried in ICE Custody in the Last Two Years

After a Honduran woman's stillbirth last month, ICE officials report that 28 women in the agency's custody have had miscarriages in the fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
Marie Solis
3.5.19
ice

ICE Says Detained Woman's Stillbirth 'Not Considered an In-Custody Death'

A 24-year-old Honduran woman in ICE custody went into premature labor last week, delivering a baby doctors pronounced dead moments later.
Marie Solis
2.26.19
Planned Parenthood

Suspicious Fire at Missouri Planned Parenthood Prompts FBI Investigation

The incident may be part of a pattern of escalating attacks on women's health clinics across the country under the Trump presidency.
Marie Solis
2.14.19
abortion

Anti-Abortion Movement Rebrands as 'Pro-Science,' Despite Existing Science

This year's March for Life features a slogan anti-abortion advocates hope will emphasize what they see as a scientific basis for denying women abortion.
Marie Solis
1.17.19
Health

When Women Are Denied Pain Relief During Invasive Procedures

In the UK, hysteroscopies—a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus—are routinely performed without any form of pain relief. For some women, the experience can be unbearably painful, and traumatizing.
Jessica Furseth
1.16.19
Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood's New President Wants Politics Out of Women's Health Care

Leana Wen, the new head of Planned Parenthood, told BuzzFeed News she doesn't believe people seek out the organization's services to "make a political statement."
Marie Solis
1.8.19
abortion access

Michigan's Senate Just Launched the Latest Attack on Telemedicine Abortion

The state's Republican-led Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would amount to a blanket ban on doctors prescribing pregnancy-ending medication online or by video stream.
Marie Solis
11.30.18
Abortion Ban

Mississippi Is 'Gaslighting' Women with Its Abortion Ban, Says Federal Judge

A federal judge struck down a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks, writing in his decision that the state's supposed concern for women's health is a sham.
Marie Solis
11.21.18
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