· · · · · 

Law School Admissions Test Makes Accommodations for Nursing Mothers

Until just a few weeks ago, new mothers who were applying to law school were in a pretty unforgiving situation while taking the LSAT: they were not allowed any extra breaks during the lengthy exam so that they could pump breast milk or nurse their babies.

· · · · · 

Sexual Health Roundup: Teens Sext Despite Consequences and Research Sheds Hope and Doubt about HIV Cure

In this week’s sexual health round up: study finds that teens who know of the possible consequences are actually more likely to sext; traces of HIV found in the man who was thought to be cured of the virus by a bone marrow transplant; and a study in mice finds human breast milk may block the transmission of HIV.

· · · · · 

In All the Debate About Breastfeeding, Where Is the Support For Mothers?

In all the debate about breastfeeding and parenting, I know some choices will work for some mothers and not for others. But it is critical that as a society, we have the policies and infrastructure in place to support those decisions.

· · · · · 

The Affordable Care Act: A Mother’s Day Gift for Moms Throughout the United States

All moms deserve the kind of quality, affordable care that I was lucky enough to receive while pregnant and postpartum, and Obamacare is working to make that dream a reality.

· · · · · 

Weaning Us Off Of Dirty Energy: For Mother’s Day, Solar Energy for All

(img src)

All this burning of fossil fuels ends up in our lungs, or in the sky warming our planet. I growl at the statistics. My blood boils at seeing mostly kids of color wheezing in the emergency room right alongside of us. We need a big transition.

· · · · · 

Sensationalizing Drug Use in Pregnant Women: How the Media Perpetuates Racist and Ineffective Policies

The prosecution of drug use in pregnant women does nothing to fulfill a legitimate policy goal and in fact seems to be racially motivated—at least in the implementation—rather than spurred by a concern for children.

· · · · · 

Murder by Nursing?

Stephanie Greene is being charged with murder. Her crime? Breastfeeding her newborn.

· · · · · 

Maryland Law Expanding Medicaid Access to Women’s Health Services Takes Effect

[img src]

Maryland’s Family Planning Works Act, which makes Medicaid-funded birth control, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, cancer screenings, and other essential services accessible to an additional 33,000  low- and moderate-income women in the states, went into effect today.

· · · · · 

The Real Cost of Raising an Infant: Will Anti-Choicers Pay?

If only a container or two of fomula and a box of diapers really made a baby more affordable.

· · · · ·