Nina Martin

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Nina Martin was ProPublica’s sex and gender reporter, with a special interest in women's health and racial equity. Her "Lost Mothers" project with NPR, examining maternal mortality in the U.S., led to sweeping change to maternal health policy at the state and federal levels; it also won numerous awards, including the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, a Keck Futures Initiative award from the National Academies of Science, George Polk and George Foster Peabody awards, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

Martin’s other work at ProPublica focused on the criminalization of drug use in pregnancy, the role of religion in health care, and racial and gender disparities in COVID-19 deaths.

Previously, she was the articles editor and executive editor at San Francisco magazine and held staff positions at the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, and Health and BabyCenter magazines. Martin has a B.A. in public policy from Princeton and an MSJ from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

What’s at Stake in the Latest Supreme Court Showdown Over Contraception and Religious Freedom

In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights.

Our Updated Reading List for the Supreme Court’s Texas Abortion Case

The justices will decide whether the state’s restrictions on clinics and abortion doctors go too far.

The Most Important Abortion Case You Never Heard About

How we got to this week’s abortion showdown — and how Justice Scalia’s views could help shape the outcome.

A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception.

For Abortion Providers, a Constant Barrage of Personalized Harassment

Shootings like the one at a Colorado clinic are rare. Stalking, hate mail, and intimidating protests are the daily reality.

Alabama Considers a Step Back From Prosecuting Pregnant Drug Users

A task force studying ways to fix the state’s broken health care system takes aim at a law that criminalizes prenatal drug use.

How Some Alabama Hospitals Quietly Drug Test New Mothers — Without Their Consent

As hundreds of Alabama women face child endangerment charges, hospitals are mostly mum on their testing policies – even with the patients.

Take a Valium, Lose Your Kid, Go to Jail

Alabama's Meth Lab Law, Abortion Rights and the Strange Case of Jane Doe

After 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.

Behind Supreme Court’s Obamacare Case, A Secretive Society’s Hidden Hand

For more than 30 years, the Federalist Society has worked behind the scenes to shape Supreme Court outcomes to a conservative agenda. In <em>King v. Burwell</em>, its influence could eliminate health insurance subsidies for millions of people.

7 Reproductive Rights Issues to Watch in 2015

Changes for abortion, contraception and more top the agenda with Republicans in the majority in Congress and many state legislatures.

U.S. Bishops Take Aim at Sterilization

A toughening of Catholic medical directives could include enforcing a ban on tubal ligations.

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court

Here’s some preparatory reading for the latest gender rights fight.

Catholic Bishops Vote to Revise Rules for Health Care Partnerships

With Catholic health systems expanding, stricter rules could have implications for reproductive and maternity care across the country.

North Dakota Abortion Amendment Fails

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.

As Vote Nears, North Dakota Amendment Stirs Debate About More Than Abortion

Money and strategists are shaping a nationally watched campaign amid talk of in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care.

The Personhood Movement

Where it came from and where it stands today.

This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe v. Wade

His writings fuel the biggest threat to abortion rights in a generation.

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.

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