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Fighting Words

Banning Abortion Does Nothing to Support Kids with Down Syndrome

Proponents of these laws claim they're protecting children like mine, but that’s just not true.
Leesha Thrower
5.16.18
abortion
abortion

A Woman Died From a Botched Abortion After Other Providers Couldn’t Help Her

Even in liberal states like New York, restrictions on abortion can have unintended consequences.
Sarika Chawla
5.7.18
The Hardest Conversations
The Hardest Conversations

A Therapist’s Script for Telling People About Your New Pronoun

Coming out as trans or gender non-conforming might mean hammering your new pronoun into people's vocabulary until they get it right.
Liz Lazzara
5.4.18
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title x

Three Groups Are Suing Trump for Dramatically Changing a Family Planning Program

The lawsuits allege that Trump changed the intent of the Title X family planning program from offering effective contraception to prioritizing abstinence and natural family planning, and did so outside of the proper channels.
Susan Rinkunas
5.2.18
Race
Race

These Doulas Are Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

"It’s not our bodies that are broken. We need to look at all the other external factors that are making childbirth more dangerous.”
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
4.5.18
mental health
mental health

A Muslim-American Therapist on How Islamophobia Affects Her Clients' Lives

The fear of hate crime puts many Muslims on constant alert.
Jessica Bateman
3.30.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Making Pole Dancing a Sport Is Offensive to Strippers

Pole studio owners are making money off of a culture and simultaneously distancing themselves from it.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
3.21.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

We Need to Stop Talking About Disability as a Burden

Non-disabled journalists: A little research goes a long way.
Alaina Leary
3.20.18
rights
rights

Trump's New Health Office Is Protecting Doctors' Right to Deny Care

The Office for Civil Rights is setting the stage for an unprecedented expansion in providers' ability to deny procedures like abortion, sterilization, and physician-assisted death.
Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News
3.6.18
rights
rights

How Fear of Deportation Affects the Body

It's not enough that it wreaks havoc on a person's mental health.
Melissa Pandika
1.30.18
rights
rights

Our New Health Secretary Endorsed the Idea That Fetuses Are People

Alex Azar stands to pose a real problem for reproductive rights.
Susan Rinkunas
1.25.18
rights
rights

The Battle to Get Expensive Hep C Treatment in Prisons

The disease is common in prison populations but states face a catch-22: spend their entire medical budgets on newer drugs or use cheaper treatments that are less effective.
Alex Smith, KCUR
1.23.18