In the first half of the 20th century, approximately 60,000 people were sterilized under U.S. eugenics programs. California led the nation in this effort at social engineering.
By Nicole L. Novak and Natalie Lira, The Conversation
The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't support abortion rights.
By Bill Barrow and David Crary, Associated Press
As the White House and Republican-led Congress take aim at federal funding for health providers like Planned Parenthood that offer abortion services, some state lawmakers may step in to fill the breach.
By Lev Facher, STAT
On Saturday, another crowd will gather on the National Mall -- not to celebrate, but to advocate. William Brangham talks with Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women's March On Washington, about the organization’s mission to protect women’s…
By PBS NewsHour
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
Reproductive rights activists opposed to Donald Trump’s nominee for health secretary have hit upon a potent rallying cry: the cost of birth control.
By Jill Colvin and David Sharp, Associated Press
Donald Trump says he believes women should be able to obtain birth control without a prescription.
By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
Abortion and reproductive rights are never far from the nerve in this battleground state, where party affiliation is roughly even between Democrats and Republicans.
In the Philippines, amid a population explosion and staggering birth rate, caused partly by limited access to contraception or family planning advice, NewsHour Special Correspondent Mark Litke follows mothers and newborns from one of the busiest maternity wards in the…
On Saturday, we report from Santiago. Chile has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, but the recent rape and impregnation of an 11-year-old girl has ignited a national debate on this previously taboo topic.
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