Tag: Pregnancy and Childbirth

Fired for Being Pregnant? It Can Still Happen

To the Editor: Re “Warren Details Account of Losing Teaching Job Because of a Pregnancy” (news article, Oct. 9): The women nodding and wincing at Elizabeth Warren’s account of losing her teaching job because of pregnancy aren’t just those of us who remember when it was perfectly legal to say the children/passengers/customers/clients will be uncomfortable […]

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Air Pollution Is Linked to Miscarriages in China, Study Finds

ImageChinese women wearing masks to protect against pollution in Beijing in 2015. The government has made inroads against China’s pollution problem. CreditKevin Frayer/Getty Images BEIJING — Researchers in China have found a significant link between air pollution and the risk of miscarriage, according to a new scientific paper released on Monday. While air pollution is connected […]

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Biden on Impeachment, L.G.B.T.Q. Forum: This Week in the 2020 Race

Here’s our rundown of what happened in the Democratic primary this week, as the candidates gear up for Tuesday’s debate in Ohio. Biden comes out for impeachment Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. explicitly endorsed impeachment on Wednesday, going beyond past statements in which he had called only for an impeachment inquiry if President […]

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As Elizabeth Warren Rises, the G.O.P. Deploys an Old Tactic

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his allies have struggled for months to come up with effective ways to confront Senator Elizabeth Warren, whose steady rise in the polls put the lie to Mr. Trump’s boasts last spring that she was “finished” and “gone,” undone by her past claims of Native American ancestry. Republicans have tried […]

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Arizona Official Placed 29 Babies in Adoption Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

He offered each of the expecting mothers $10,000 to put their newborns up for adoption, siphoning off money for housing and health care after arranging for them to travel more than 5,000 miles from the Marshall Islands to the United States, prosecutors said. Then, after falsifying their residency records to enroll them in state health […]

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Pregnant Women Should Get Flu and Whooping Cough Shots, C.D.C. Says

Millions of pregnant women in the United States are not getting two vital vaccines that protect not only their health, but their babies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The vaccines — against flu and whooping cough — are strongly recommended during every pregnancy. But only about 35 percent of pregnant women […]

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Elizabeth Warren Details Her Account of Losing Teaching Job Because of Pregnancy

WASHINGTON — It is one of Elizabeth Warren’s signature anecdotes in her stump speech: By the end of her first year as a public-school teacher, she was “visibly pregnant,” and the principal wished her luck and hired another teacher to replace her. In recent days, a conservative news site and other outlets have cited evidence […]

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It’s 2040. We Need to Keep Abortion Legal in New York.

Editors’ note: This is part of the Op-Eds From the Future series, in which science fiction authors, futurists, philosophers and scientists write Op-Eds that they imagine we might read 10, 50 or even 200 years from now. The challenges they predict are imaginary — for now — but their arguments illuminate the urgent questions of […]

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Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

The twin birthrate has declined in the United States after rising for years, a new report said this week. One theory researchers have put forward to explain the change is that fertility therapies that previously involved transfers of multiple embryos are less common. The National Center for Health Statistics said in the report that the […]

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Exploring a Possible Link Between C-Sections and Autism

Cesarean delivery can save a baby — or a mother — at a moment of medical danger. However, cesarean births have been linked to an increased risk of various long-term health issues for both women and children, and a recent study shows an association between cesarean birth and the risk of developing autism or attention […]

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America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

Abortion in the United States has decreased to record low levels, a decline that may be driven more by increased access to contraception and fewer women becoming pregnant than by the proliferation of laws restricting abortion in some states, according to new research. “Abortion rates decreased in almost every state and there’s no clear pattern […]

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The Abortion Mysticism of Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., has made his Christian piety a minor theme of his presidential campaign — quoting Proverbs on the debate stage to critique Republican opposition to a minimum-wage increase, attacking conservative evangelicals over their “porn star presidency” and un-biblical approach to refugees, urging his party to court religious voters […]

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More Than 2,200 Preserved Fetuses Found at Property of Dead Doctor, Officials Say

The family of a doctor in Illinois discovered more than 2,200 medically preserved fetuses at his property a little over a week after his death, the authorities said. The Will County Coroner’s Office received a call on Thursday from a lawyer representing the family of the doctor, Ulrich Klopfer, who died on Sept. 3, the […]

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In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills

At a time when conservative states are sharply limiting abortion access, California signaled a new frontier in abortion-rights on Friday with the passage of legislation that would require all public universities in the state to provide medication abortion on campus. The bill, which would use money raised from private donors to equip and train campus […]

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At a Maternity Center Near a War Zone, 20 Births in One Day

ANABAH, Afghanistan — He was a few minutes old; a fussy, wriggling baby in a heated bassinet. He let out a squawk when a neonatal nurse plunged a vitamin K injection into his thigh. The six-pound boy — the nurses called him Aqila, his mother’s name — was the 20th baby delivered over the course […]

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These Newborn Babies Cry for Drugs, Not Milk

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — His body dependent on opioids, he writhes, trembles and cries. He is exhausted but cannot sleep. He vomits, barely eats and has lost weight. He is also a baby. Just 1 month old, he wails in the nursery of the CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital here. A volunteer “cuddler” holds him while […]

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