The ACLU has filed a complaint in Colorado asserting a doctor was disciplined by a Catholic hospital simply for talking about an abortion. More »
For years, the women’s athletics program at the University of Tennessee was a model of gender equity. No longer. More »
Women and gays in Washington state are bracing for limits on care, and calling for public debate. More »
One transgender woman’s effort to get a mammogram highlights larger confusion over care. More »
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Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception.
A task force studying ways to fix the state’s broken health care system takes aim at a law that criminalizes prenatal drug use.
Across the country, hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers have been accused of child abuse or other crimes when they or their newborns tested positive for controlled substances. Laws on drug testing of infants and new mothers vary, but the stakes are always high. In many places, women lose thei
As hundreds of Alabama women face child endangerment charges, hospitals are mostly mum on their testing policies – even with the patients.
In Alabama, anti-drug fervor and abortion politics have turned a meth-lab law into the country's harshest weapon against pregnant women.
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.
Changes for abortion, contraception and more top the agenda with Republicans in the majority in Congress and many state legislatures.
Tom Parker’s writings fuel the biggest threat to abortion rights in a generation.
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.
The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference – heralded by some as a bold legal stroke – could be thwarted on procedural grounds.
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.
Nina Martin talks with a leading expert on the historic tension between civil rights and religious freedom.
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.
A new report details the rapid growth of Catholic health care networks, and the questions and concerns that have attended it.
The ACLU has filed a complaint in Colorado asserting a doctor was disciplined by a Catholic hospital simply for talking about an abortion.
For years, the women’s athletics program at the University of Tennessee was a model of gender equity. No longer.
One transgender woman’s effort to get a mammogram highlights larger confusion over care.
Women and gays in Washington state are bracing for limits on care, and calling for public debate.
A state law could soon be signed to allow non-doctors to perform some abortions.
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.