After a brief moment of “miracle news” coverage when the successful delivery of the California octuplets was first announced, criticism of the mother and her doctors began to mount from across the ideological spectrum.
When emotions get heated among those who disagree on abortion rights, it can be easy to settle the conversation by calling on adoption as a “compromise.” Is treating adoption as a solution to abortion the best way to craft sensible adoption policy?
“Safe haven” laws don’t do much to reduce the rates of infanticide, but they do give anti-choicers cover for their argument that forcing women to give birth against their will is no big deal.
Ready to raise a family? Parents and parents-to-be are facing a brutal economic moment and longstanding workplace and government policies that don’t support them in building their families. What solutions do our presidential candidates offer?
As a women’s health community, we must grapple with the ethical, moral, legal and financial impacts of IVF before others tell us what’s best for our bodies and our children.
If Obama knew my story, or the story of any woman who has sought a late term abortion, he wouldn’t make such careless comments on the legality of exceptions to abortion bans.
The view that motherhood is a woman-taming tool isn’t limited to religious fanatics – witness the tabloid fascination with Nicole Richie’s (presumably) unplanned stumble into parenting.
Current federal law mandates a “color blind” approach to white families seeking to adopt African-American children — but new recommendations released Tuesday by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute suggest a different approach.
Because we live in societies that conceive of motherhood as “natural,” policymakers haven’t created adequate support systems for our diverse needs.
A bill to set the ground rules for contracts between gestational carriers and intended parents passed the Minnesota House last Monday, but only after issues such as abortion and gay adoption made their way into the debate.