Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.
Earlier this month, Christina Quintanilla, who spent four years in prison after experiencing a miscarriage, testified in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the effects of the El Salvador’s total abortion ban on the country’s women.
Women who give birth to babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome are being criminalized—and their babies are suffering as a result.
In El Salvador, where abortion is illegal even in cases of rape, incest, and maternal danger, on-the-ground feminist organizations have been targeted by mainstream news media outlets publishing articles based on the Center for Medical Progress’ deceptive undercover videos.
With his latest comments, Pope Francis has built a shiny new smokescreen to distract from the grave and immoral harms caused by the Vatican’s opposition to abortion and women’s equality.
The story of an incarcerated woman in Alabama trying to get an abortion is a glimpse into the logical outcome of fetus-first legislation.
Under the Eighth Amendment, people in jails and prisons have a constitutional right to adequate health care. While many stories have examined that right when it comes to pregnancy behind bars, less is known about women’s access to abortion care.
In the newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, Daya Diaz must grapple with whether she should give her baby up for adoption or have the newborn go into foster care as she finishes her 36-month sentence. Diaz’s plight reflects the real-life situation of incarcerated mothers around the country.
An Arkansas nurse has been criminally charged with performing an unlicensed abortion, a class D felony punishable with up to six years in prison and a fine as much as $10,000.
May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence.