Medications like Suboxone help pregnant women safely treat addiction. But in many states, taking them can trigger investigations by child welfare agencies that separate mothers from their newborns.
Federal law has put thousands of women on anti-addiction medications into an impossible bind: Give up your treatment or risk losing your child.
Abortion bans are confusing doctors about what’s still legal. Reveal investigates the effects on pregnant women and the growing influence of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.
Now that the fall of Roe v. Wade has ended the constitutional right to abortion, many in the religious right have a new goal: undermining trust in, and limiting access to, hormonal contraception – including the pill.
The bill is among legislative proposals in more than a dozen states targeting crisis pregnancy centers.
A new bill in the Florida Legislature that would ban abortions after six weeks also includes $25 million for the state’s alternatives-to-abortion program.
A young mom with a daughter to support puts up with her boss’s crude behavior, until one night she says he goes too far. She goes to the police – but that doesn’t solve her problem. It creates a new one.
State agencies aren’t monitoring anti-abortion clinics that offer free ultrasounds and other medical care. A Kentucky nurse’s complaints against one facility illustrate the lack of accountability.
In the 1990s, a Black doctor said he may have found a cure for AIDS – but federal regulators insisted it didn’t work. What was its true potential? This episode is a partnership with the Serum podcast from WHYY and Local Trance Media.
One Florida case shows just how little authorities are doing to regulate pregnancy centers, even when the risks to women are significant.