In many states, the lack of government oversight puts children at risk of physical abuse or educational neglect.
A republic with democratic dreams is at stake.
Conservatives in Missouri are unsatisfied with the roughly 20 anti-choice restrictions they have to consider this session, so last week they added a few more to the mix.
Here's how patients who have been affected by refusals of care at Catholic hospitals responded to the news.
After I aged out of foster care, while my peers would talk about how excited they were to be traveling home, I spent the holidays in my dorm room.
Using zoning rules to hinder access to abortion services has picked up momentum as an anti-choice strategy on the local level. Reproductive rights advocates have a plan to fight back.