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Stories by Nina Martin

What coronavirus means for new and expecting mothers

The experience you expected is likely to be very different from the one you actually get. The key to staying sane is to be as ready as possible to throw your best-laid-plans out the window.... Read more»0

2016 could be a showdown year for reproductive rights

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception. ... Read more»0

Behind Supreme Court’s Obamacare case, a secretive society’s hand

For more than 30 years, the Federalist Society has worked behind the scenes to shape Supreme Court outcomes to a conservative agenda. In King v. Burwell, its influence could eliminate health insurance subsidies for millions of people.... Read more»0

U.S. bishops take aim at sterilization

A toughening of Catholic medical directives could include enforcing a ban on tubal ligations. ... Read more»0

Amid abortion debate, the pursuit of science

For the last decade or so, Tracy Weitz has been one of the most prominent abortion researchers in the United States. This summer, one of the studies she oversaw persuaded California lawmakers to allow trained non-doctors (nurse practitioners, certified midwives, physician assistants) to perform first-trimester abortions.... Read more»0