Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification.
Reproductive rights supporters have braved the crushing heat to join one dedicated 20-year-old Texan in her public call for Gov. Greg Abbott to reject lawmakers’ decision to cut Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings program.
Same-sex couples in Michigan may have a harder time adopting children under new laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday that allow adoption agencies to deny anyone services based on the organization’s “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
In the newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, Daya Diaz must grapple with whether she should give her baby up for adoption or have the newborn go into foster care as she finishes her 36-month sentence. Diaz’s plight reflects the real-life situation of incarcerated mothers around the country.
The GOP-majority Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, a measure that Gov. Scott Walker has pledged he will sign if it gets to his desk.
A lawsuit filed in state court challenges a Florida law that requires patients visit their doctor 24 hours before they can have an abortion.
While a new Associated Press report suggests the abortion rate is declining in almost all states, we still don’t know whether there’s been an increase in reproductive wellness. Focusing only on a lowered abortion rate as metric of health and well-being is both inaccurate and stigmatizing of abortion.
Pennsylvania residents convicted of felony drug crimes could be denied food assistance by the state after completing their prison sentences, under a Republican-sponsored bill that advocates say is both mean-spirited and counterproductive.
On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.
At the California ProLife Legislative Banquet last week, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove told a roomful of advocates, activists, and clergy that “God has His hold on California.”