Anti-choice and reproductive rights groups have united in opposition to the bill, which would give adult adoptees easier access to their original birth certificates. Adoption advocates say it would remove decades of shame and stigma around adoption.
Louisiana health officials appear to have cut funding for the state’s Medicaid program for pregnant women based on a typo on the Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov.
When we hear “stress kills,” we often imagine a wealthy business executive dying of a heart attack in their early 50s because they put in too many long nights at the office. But stress also kills pregnant Black women and their babies in a more surreptitious way.
Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent announcement about the birth of her daughter via a surrogate, and the broader conversation about redefining family that she hopes to instigate, could help other women, particularly in communities of color, talk about aspects of their reproductive lives that have previously been little discussed.
The federal Health Equity and Access Under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act would lift current barriers lawful immigrants face in accessing affordable health insurance.
A writer at the Daily Caller is mad that women who can’t access abortion locally might get the “vacation” of sitting on a bus to get outpatient surgery. Bill O’Reilly is mad that Beyoncé enjoys married sex. It seems like anything you do these days is making the right mad, if you’re female.
Sponsored by Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, the bill updates the federal child-care and after-school grant program with requirements for professional development, education guidelines, and criminal background checks.
Self-love can help build the confidence that I and other Black women need when facing a medical industry that often doesn’t understand us.
A former Alabama mayoral candidate is caught on tape thundering at his small children about “killing babies,” beginning their lifelong lesson in fear and revulsion.
Central to the political agenda of men’s rights activists is floating the idea that men somehow have a “right” to an abortion, or more accurately a right to interfere with a woman’s right to an abortion—an argument that highlights the intersecting bigotries embedded in the men’s rights movement.