In Texas, the combination of abstinence education and anti-abortion stigma is driving some women away from abortion clinics — to unsafe do-it-yourself chemical abortions at home. Is the post-Roe era already here?
Gender & Sexuality
It was a Ugandan member of parliament who introduced the bill that would penalize homosexuality with life imprisonment or death, but the idea traces back to a secretive American evangelical movement known as The Family.
Scott Roeder is now serving a life term for murdering abortion doctor George Tiller. But did he really act alone?
Women struggling with fallout from the mortgage crisis could get help in 2010 — if the federal government starts analyzing lending data for gender bias. Part three of a series. (See parts 1 and 2.)
Women’s large-scale entry into home ownership coincided with the advent of toxic, high-risk instruments in the mortgage market. From financial security to crushed dreams. Part two of a series. (See parts 1 and 3.)
An extensive analysis of mortgage lending data suggests credit-worthy women were unfairly stuck with subprime “toxic” debt said to be for high-risk borrowers. Part one of a series. (See parts 2 and 3.)
How the Gates Foundation’s war on sex trafficking in developing countries may harm the young victims it is designed to rescue. Part two of two.
How the Gates Foundation’s “war” on child prostitution in developing countries may harm the young victims it is supposed to rescue. Part one of two.
A probe into the chain of profitable clinics founded by Rick Scott, the health care reform nemesis who once ran the Columbia-HCA hospital conglomerate. Part two of two. (See part one.)
Young women are routinely exploited by brokers and agencies in the highly unregulated American market for surrogate pregnancies.
The spread of highly questionable practices — including coercion of destitute pregnant women — in the anti-abortion movement’s “crisis counseling” centers.
Hardship and trauma mark the lives of 2 million Iraqis — more than a sixth of the population — forced into exile since the American invasion in 2003.
A sharp look at John McCain’s votes on reproductive rights and his track record in Arizona challenge the candidate’s image as an abortion moderate.
The ADF has seized on “viewpoint discrimination” to put the gay rights movement in its cross hairs.
Christian mothers who believe in the “Quiverfull” movement — domestic warriors against 40 years of women’s liberation — aim to have more than six children, arrows in the quiver of God’s army.