Reproductive Rights

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Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Explains Why

December 11, 2017 4:04 am

By Nina Martin for NPR On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving’s “village” — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black…

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Undocumented teen immigrant has the abortion she sought for weeks

October 27, 2017 11:23 pm

The 17-year-old crossed illegally into the United States after making the trek north from Central America. She dreamed of studying nursing and, someday, caring for senior citizens. Having a baby, her lawyers say, was not part of her plans. But…