The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds a limit to what states can pass in the name of restricting abortion access: criminal prosecutions of terminated pregnancies.
Women were once seen as “second victims” of abortion. Now, as women face murder trials for unintended pregnancy losses, they’re potential fodder for a prison system that is steadily becoming one of the biggest businesses in the country.
Will the McCormack/Hearn lawsuit open up access to abortion for everyone?
A part of keeping families safe and secure is making sure that in times of misfortune, children and their parents are able to communicate.
Must “restoring the historic right to life accorded to unborn children” require that women, including new mothers who have given birth, go to prison?
Race, class, ethnicity, and sex still determine, to a great degree, how justice is dispensed and whether people are treated justly by the United States legal system. Recent news stories and hard data show just how far we remain from Martin Luther King’s “promised land.”
The response to a Newsweek profile on Jennie McCormack by anti-choicers has been a bit of a head-scratcher.
Last week, the New Mexico legislature passed four bills that could expand access to treatment for substance abuse.
More women—two-thirds of whom are mothers—are behind bars today than at any other point in U.S. history. But federal and state laws and regulations fail to ensure humane treatment of pregnant women and mothers.
More than 50 organizations and experts in the fields of medicine, public health, and child welfare asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reject the state’s decision to incarcerate Amber Lovill because she was pregnant.