Despite its ubiquity in our culture, abortion stigma has garnered relatively little scholarly attention. Now, after two years of effort, there’s a new issue of the academic journal Women and Health that focuses entirely on the subject.
Despite last week’s announcement of a deal between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram extremists that includes the safe release of more than 200 kidnapped girls, local activists maintain that “the parents cannot cherish promises.”
Women are being sent to prison for up to 40 years in El Salvador based on a test that, according to a new report, researchers deemed unreliable more than 100 years ago.
Texas’ penal code explicitly exempts pregnant individuals from being punished for harming their own fetuses. But that hasn’t stopped prosecutors from charging them with child endangerment for using drugs while pregnant.
A series of orders from the Roberts Court in both voting and abortion rights cases is setting the stage for a future battle over the role of the federal courts in checking lawmaker bias.
Women’s economic inequality only gets worse as they age. Lawmakers and advocates are trying to mobilize women voters around fixing that.
Officials cancelled the remainder of Sayreville War Memorial High School’s football season amid allegations of violent hazing rituals. However, new details suggest that what happened in the locker room was not hazing—it was rape.
“The fetus basically gets two lawyers to try and stop the minor from getting an abortion in a way that no other state’s law comes close to doing,” said Andrew Beck, one of the ACLU attorneys challenging the Alabama law on behalf of a Montgomery abortion clinic, arguing it is unconstitutional.
Earlier this year, a team of Swedish doctors announced the successful transplant of uteruses into nine women who hoped to become pregnant. Now, the first baby to be carried in one such womb has been born.
Monday’s Supreme Court order denying review of seven same-sex marriage cases may not be as emotionally satisfying as a pro-equality ruling, but it has a similar effect nonetheless.