Want Women to Have More Abortions? Make 'Em Illegal

A new research report has uncovered some great news for people who love making sure women have tons of abortions: make it illegal. And, while you're at it, if you go ahead and limit women's access to contraception, they'll end up pregnant and desperate enough to resort to unsafe measures more often, resulting in more… » 1/19/12 6:30pm 1/19/12 6:30pm

Fighting Maternal Mortality, Backing Down Somewhat On Afghan Women

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton announced the Saving Lives At Birth Grand Challenge a joint initiative on maternal health with USAID and the Gates foundation. Kind of awkward about USAID recently backing off women's rights provisions in Afghanistan, a major Clinton priority, with the regional director telling The… » 3/10/11 10:05am 3/10/11 10:05am

Midwife Nurses In Mozambique Fight Maternal Mortality

In an Op-Ed on the NY Times' website today, missionary and doctor Sue Malkin writes about the staggering maternal mortality rates in Malawi. Malkin explains that part of the problem in getting care to expectant Malawian women is that they're not always empowered to make decisions about their own well-being, which… » 7/16/08 4:00pm 7/16/08 4:00pm