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.
We need a world that supports and respects safe and voluntary motherhood, not just with cards, fancy dinners, and sentiment on one Sunday a year, but by respecting our rights every single day.
If we changed society’s attitudes and policies around mothering and child care, we could give a gift not just to our own moms but to all mothers this Mother’s Day.
Black children are twice as likely to enter U.S. foster care than white children. The culprit: Our inattention to poverty.
In her new book, Opting In, feminist activist and author Amy Richards explores feminist mothering. Laura Barcella talked to her in San Francisco about her newest "baby."
Barack Obama’s pandering on parental notification laws may never result in any legislation, but floating the idea that “even liberals” accept that it’s desirable to force 12-year-olds to give birth against their will degrades the national discourse on abortion.
For the thousands of women in the United States who become pregnant and bear children as a result of rape each year, the need to ensure that they can raise their children without further threat from the rapist is a critical – and largely unacknowledged – concern.
Debates on surrogacy in India are bound to be endless. But who is to decide which exploitation is more acceptable? A woman renting her womb or working low-paying jobs in inhuman conditions?
Most of the time, the choice to have children occupies the moral high ground over the choice not to have children. So occasionally, it’s nice (if weak) for me to get a potshot of moral righteousness, however unearned.