Two new reports show that pregnancy-related deaths and severe obstetrical complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.
Blue states scored better than red states, but really, they could all do better.
VIDEO: John Oliver's Message on Mother's Day: If We Really Love Our Moms, They Should Get Paid Leave
This Mother's Day HBO's "Last Week Tonight" host reminded us that the only other country that doesn't provide women with paid maternity leave is Papua New Guinea.
A woman giving birth in America is more than twice as likely to die as a woman in Saudi Arabia or China.
The United States is one of just three countries not to guarantee any paid maternity leave, a policy that costs the nation dearly.
The number of women who breast-feed in the Western Hemisphere has been decreasing for a number of financial, practical and social reasons. Now, a program in the U.K. tackles the issue with money vouchers, a plan that has many in an uproar. But could money be a good way to encourage mothers?
Although some media outlets make it seem as though women choose to leave or join the workforce, the truth is the decision often has more to do with desperation. The recession is taking its toll on everyone, and mothers are no exception.
One of the right wing's most frequently invoked alternatives to abortion is adoption -- but, as an Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Times points out, the relationship between the two choices is not at all as direct or demonstrable as some politicians, such as Rudy Giuliani, have made it seem.