women

abortion

GOP Lawmaker Said Sticking Wands In Women's Vaginas Helps Them Make Better Decisions About Abortions

A Virginia state senator made the comments on a radio show in 2012 when the state was considering a bill that would have required 'transvaginal' ultrasounds for women to get an abortion.
Carter Sherman
3 days ago
Jeffrey Epstein

William Barr Removes Bureau of Prisons Director Over Epstein Death

An autopsy determined Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in federal custody.
Emma Ockerman
8.19.19
Jeffrey Epstein

Autopsy Reveals How Jeffrey Epstein Ended His Life

An official autopsy shows Epstein died of suicide by hanging in his Manhattan Correctional Center cell.
Carter Sherman
8.16.19
Books

When the Conflict Zone You're Reporting on Is Home

We spoke to Zahra Hankir—editor of "Our Women on the Ground," a new collection of essays by Arab women reporters—about why no one else can report on the region like Arab women can.
Leila Ettachfini
8.8.19
Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein’s “Baby Ranch”: The Accused Sex Trafficker's Weird Scheme to Spread His DNA

Jeffrey Epstein is accused of sexually abusing multiple girls, some as young as 14, between 2002 and 2005.
Carter Sherman
7.31.19
abortion

Trump's New Abortion Rules Could Hit Rural Communities Hardest. Just Look at Maine.

Maine's family planning clinics decided to stop taking Title X funding because of new Trump rules on abortion referrals.
Carter Sherman
7.30.19
Jeffrey Epstein

The Feds Want to Talk to the Pilots Who Flew Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express"

Federal prosecutors at the SDNY reportedly subpoenaed Epstein's personal pilots earlier this month.
Emma Ockerman
7.26.19
debt

'I Lost Everything': The Obscene Cost of Being a Woman with a Chronic Health Problem

Medical debt hounds some people more than others.
Ivana Rihter
7.26.19
abortion

Planned Parenthood Head Says She Was Ousted in a "Secret Meeting”

"I am leaving because the new Board Chairs and I have philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood."
Carter Sherman
7.16.19
Race

Black Woman Wasn't Allowed to Fly Without Covering Her "Serena Booty." American Airlines Just Apologized.

“I've seen white women with much shorter shorts board a plane without a blink of an eye."
Kelly Vinett
7.11.19
Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein's Victims Allegedly Recruited More Girls for Him. That's Not Uncommon — or Their Fault.

“They see themselves as being in love, as making the best decisions with the limited circumstances that they have.”
Emma Ockerman
7.10.19
politics

Republican Women Lost Badly in 2018. Their Plan to Take Back Seats Starts in North Carolina.

A little-watched congressional race in North Carolina has become a referendum on women’s future in the Republican Party.
Carter Sherman
7.9.19
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