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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.

Articles

Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case

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.

A Reading List on the Hobby Lobby Cases

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on religious exemption cases. Here’s how to get up to speed.

In Healthcare Suit Against Catholic Bishops, the Specter of an Early Defeat

The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference – heralded by some as a bold legal stroke – could be thwarted on procedural grounds.

A Stillborn Child, A Charge of Murder and the Disputed Case Law on ‘Fetal Harm’

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.

Sex, Gender, and the Familiar Fight Over Religious Exemptions

Nina Martin talks with a leading expert on the historic tension between civil rights and religious freedom.

Amid Abortion Debate, the Pursuit of Science

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.

The Growth of Catholic Hospitals, By the Numbers

A new report details the rapid growth of Catholic health care networks, and the questions and concerns that have attended it.

At a Catholic Hospital, a Dispute Over What a Doctor Can Do – and Say

The ACLU has filed a complaint in Colorado asserting a doctor was disciplined by a Catholic hospital simply for talking about an abortion.

Personnel Fouls: Sex Discrimination Suits Shake Tennessee Athletics

For years, the women’s athletics program at the University of Tennessee was a model of gender equity. No longer.

For Transgender Patients, a Growing Fight Over Health Coverage

One transgender woman’s effort to get a mammogram highlights larger confusion over care.

Catholic Hospitals Grow, and With Them Questions of Care

Women and gays in Washington state are bracing for limits on care, and calling for public debate.

California Poised to Broaden Access to Abortions

A state law could soon be signed to allow non-doctors to perform some abortions.

The Impact and Echoes of the Wal-Mart Discrimination Case

Two years after the Supreme Court decision tossing a sex discrimination case against the giant retailer, lawyers for women and minorities are navigating an altered legal landscape.
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