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Nina Martin is ProPublica’s first reporter covering gender and sexuality. She joined the staff in September 2013 after spending much of the last decade at San Francisco magazine as articles editor (since 2007) and executive editor (2003-2005).
Martin has been a reporter and editor specializing in women’s, legal and health issues for more than 30 years. Her early career included stints at The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune. Her work has appeared in many magazines, including Health, Mother Jones, Elle, and The Nation.
Martin is based in Berkeley, Calif.
Nov. 20, 10:44 a.m.A task force studying ways to fix the state’s broken health care system takes aim at a law that criminalizes prenatal drug use.
Nov. 13, 4:09 p.m.The justices reopen the abortion debate by agreeing to decide whether the state’s restrictions on clinics and abortion doctors go too far.
Sep. 30, 10 a.m.As hundreds of Alabama women face child endangerment charges, hospitals are mostly mum on their testing policies – even with the patients.
Sep. 23, 5 a.m.In Alabama, anti-drug fervor and abortion politics have turned a meth-lab law into the country's harshest weapon against pregnant women.
July 31, NoonAfter a woman is jailed for exposing her fetus to drugs, county officials refuse to release her for an abortion and ask a judge to strip her of parental rights.
March 3, 2:24 p.m.For more than 30 years, the Federalist Society has worked behind the scenes to shape Supreme Court outcomes to a conservative agenda. In King v. Burwell, its influence could eliminate health insurance subsidies for millions of people.
Jan. 16, 3:50 p.m.Changes for abortion, contraception and more top the agenda with Republicans in the majority in Congress and many state legislatures.
Dec. 30, 2014, 10:12 a.m.A toughening of Catholic medical directives could include enforcing a ban on tubal ligations.
Dec. 3, 2014, 7 a.m.Here’s some preparatory reading for the latest gender rights fight.
Nov. 11, 2014, 10:17 a.m.With Catholic health systems expanding, stricter rules could have implications for reproductive and maternity care across the country.
Nov. 5, 2014, 4:26 p.m.An abortion measure in North Dakota that had raised concern among opponents about in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care failed after being 17 points up in polls.
Oct. 31, 2014, 10:40 a.m.Money and strategists are shaping a nationally watched campaign amid talk of in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care.
Oct. 10, 2014, 7 a.m.Tom Parker’s writings fuel the biggest threat to abortion rights in a generation.
Oct. 10, 2014, 7 a.m.Where the personhood movement came from and where it stands today.
April 4, 2014, 1 p.m.The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death of her stillborn daughter.
March 25, 2014, 4 p.m.The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on religious exemption cases. Here’s how to get up to speed.
March 20, 2014, 2:25 p.m.The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference – heralded by some as a bold legal stroke – could be thwarted on procedural grounds.
March 18, 2014, 11 a.m.Rennie Gibbs is facing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy. Hers is among a burgeoning number of cases in which women are prosecuted for allegedly endangering their unborn children.
March 12, 2014, 1:36 p.m.Nina Martin talks with a leading expert on the historic tension between civil rights and religious freedom.
Jan. 7, 2014, 4:33 p.m.As the long, angry fight over abortion roars on, Tracy Weitz, a researcher in California, has quietly worked to gather reliable facts about the procedure and the women who choose to have it. A ProPublica Q & A.
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