So-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which often work to persuade pregnant people not to have abortions, are facing new regulations but also getting an infusion of money after the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Mergers between Catholic and secular health systems are limiting access to reproductive health care – even in states considered abortion safe havens.
Hospitals have been cutting maternity services and closing doors across the country for decades, creating health care deserts. The family-planning policies in Catholic hospitals exacerbate service gaps.
PHOENIX – The popularity of women’s sports is exploding, but media coverage is still lacking. Now there is a 24-hour TV network dedicated to women’s sports, and industry leaders believe the time is finally right for the Women’s Sports Network.
While the abortion debate often centers on elective procedures, many happen because of medical emergencies or to end a pregnancy where a baby would not live long, if at all. Yet post-Roe, pregnant individuals have been unable to get needed care because of bans that have left doctors unsure of what procedures they can perform.
CLOVIS, N.M. – As more states pass abortion bans, providers and patients have flocked to New Mexico, a sanctuary for abortion rights. The anti-abortion movement has followed.
AZCIR and the Howard Center spent months investigating the national spread of the constitutional sheriffs movement led by Richard Mack.
The Gorilla Learning Institute uses its nonprofit status to help fund other groups’ activities, like the Friends of CSPOA, a California chapter of the controversial sheriffs group.
GOLDENDALE, Wash. – The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is encouraging a nascent movement of so-called “constitutional counties” across the country.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An extremist belief that sheriffs’ authority supersedes the federal government is expanding across the country, including through state-sanctioned, taxpayer-funded training for law enforcement officers.
WASHINGTON - Maternal death rates more than doubled over the past 20 years in the U.S., with Black and Indigenous women continuing to see mortality rates that far exceeded other groups - a pattern that was repeated in Arizona, according to a recent study.
WASHINGTON - At least 10 states, including Arizona, and federal agencies have efforts to address the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous people, but those efforts have to grapple with historical neglect, modern bureaucracy and myriad legal and police disparities.