March 18, 2014 - 2:36 pm
Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America by Christine H. Morton and Elayne G. Clift is a detailed look at childbirth practices that zeroes in on the difficult and sometimes contradictory roles played by members of hospital labor-and-delivery teams.
March 3, 2014 - 3:46 pm
Laboring: Stories of a New York City Hospital Midwife provides an anecdotal look back at Ellen Cohen’s nearly three-decade-long tenure as a midwife. By turns, the book is heartbreaking and exhilarating.
December 9, 2013 - 10:22 am
When journalists report that a man was arrested and charged with domestic violence, it sounds far less menacing than reporting that he was arrested for beating his partner bloody or punching her until she lost consciousness.
November 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm
Raylan Alleman and William Gil are ultra-conservative Louisiana Catholics, have 16 children between them, and champion a male supremacist worldview that finds support in a literal reading of scripture.
October 9, 2013 - 9:37 am
Anti-choice groups recently charged that the imposition of the Affordable Care Act has brought death panels to U.S. soil. It’s not the first time the right wing has imagined this lurking menace.
September 25, 2013 - 12:08 pm
Why is the right rejecting a treaty that has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people with disabilities around the world? Because of women’s reproductive health and the perceived weakening of parental rights and U.S. primacy.
August 15, 2013 - 3:16 pm
The American Life League has released the anti-Planned Parenthood equivalent of Reefer Madness, covering the themes of birth control and comprehensive sex education.
July 23, 2013 - 3:11 pm
Miriam Zoll’s horrifying personal story about using a host of assisted reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization and egg donation, in an effort to have a child is part memoir and part exposé of an unscrupulous, high-profit industry. It’s a compelling read.
July 1, 2013 - 12:21 pm
When “reparative therapy” organization Exodus International folded in mid-June, the group’s president, Alan Chambers, issued an apology to those the organization had hurt. His words seemed tailor-made to illustrate a recent report that likened many of today’s Christians to Pharisees.
May 17, 2013 - 2:21 pm
Humanitarian groups are working to provide aid to the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan, but the specific needs of women and girls all too often fall through the cracks.