ProPublica's Nina Martin reporting on American systems and institutions that fail or mistreat people on the basis of their gender or sexuality.
Research funded by the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation and others not only helped spur the nation’s top court to strike down key parts of a Texas abortion law, but also has fueled a string of other changes making abortion more accessible.
After the court hands a sweeping victory to abortion rights advocates, there was a torrent of analysis on what it means and what comes next.
The ruling is expected to have a monumental ripple effect, invalidating strict clinic laws in about half the states.
It’s not just bathrooms. Lawmakers also took away the right to sue under state law for all kinds of employment discrimination.
In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights.
The justices will decide whether the state’s restrictions on clinics and abortion doctors go too far.
How we got to this week’s abortion showdown — and how Justice Scalia’s views could help shape the outcome.
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. Here is a survey of state laws.
As hundreds of Alabama women face child endangerment charges, hospitals are mostly mum on their testing policies – even with the patients.
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.
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, a 16 year old in Mississippi when she gave birth to a stillborn child, 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.