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When Catholic Hospitals Merge, Reproductive Services Can Change

In some cases, changes in hospital ownership broadened access to reproductive services in Wisconsin, in others, it restricted it

Catholic Hospitals Often Only Choice For Women of Color in Milwaukee

Expectant mothers in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, have a wealth of hospitals to choose from, unlike some of their counterparts in rural areas. For the county’s black and Hispanic women, however, the choice is often a…

Catholics Run One-Third of Wisconsin Hospitals, Putting Many Reproductive Procedures Off-Limits

When Ascension’s St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee announced it would cut back services in 2018, residents of the surrounding Sherman Park area balked. The predominantly black, low-income neighborhood already faced its share of challenges. Nearly…

A Test With No Answer: Why Are American Doctors Performing Virginity Tests?

Across the United States, physicians, gynecologists, and family doctors report being asked to perform, or performing, “virginity tests.”

Ramona: A Story of Perseverance in Kensington

Ramona shares her story of recovery and escape from a past of violence and drug addiction in south Kensington, Philadelphia.

Low Wages, Sexual Harassment and Unreliable Tips. This Is Life in America’s Booming Service Industry

As job seekers are flooding into the service industry, they’re being met with low pay, few benefits and no raises as they age and gain more expertise.

Dade County Florida Program for Trafficked Children

Listen to the podcast here. It might be pushing it to call the Trump administration’s family separation policy a cause of the national rise in the sexual trafficking of children, but there is evidence to…

How Domestic Abusers Weaponize the Courts

After a breakup, litigation is often a way for harassers to force their victims to keep seeing them.

Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News

The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.

Homes to Heal Trafficked Children

In Miami, a program designed for trafficked foster youth is showing promise.
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Maternity Care Crisis (Averted?)

Dad was speeding down I-95 past the Philadelphia Airport, his heavily pregnant wife moaning in the SUV. The drive was too far; the traffic too congested. Eventually, he pulled over and with the help of…

Trump Exposed for Undercutting Trafficking Victim Protections

Listen to the episode here. See Jenna’s article at the 4:11 mark. The Trump administration is cracking down on key protections for victims of human trafficking, an international crisis impacting 40 million victims. MSNBC Chief…

How a Miami Judge Pioneered a New Way of Handling Minor Human Trafficking Cases

Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesias established the GRACE Court, one of the first trauma-informed courts for juvenile survivors of human trafficking.

‘The Ones Nobody Misses’: Scope of Human Trafficking in Alabama Wider than Reported, Experts Say

Human trafficking is deeply misunderstood, and misconceptions allow traffickers to operate unnoticed—and often in plain sight.

Claira’s story: A ‘Broken, Normal’ Woman Preyed Upon by ‘Life’

More than 200 cases of sex or labor trafficking have been reported from Alabama to the national trafficking hotline since 2015.

Do Traffickers Kidnap Their Victims? The Myths and Realities of Human Trafficking

As awareness and understanding around human trafficking grows, so do its myths, filtered and fertilized through social media and misunderstandings.

Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Argument for a Border Wall

Trump’s Administration has not only mischaracterized the issue of trafficking in America but also recently introduced changes that have made the situation worse for victims.

Staying Connected: Moms Who Pump in Prison

While a woman’s right to pump her breast milk is legally protected in the United States, the privilege doesn’t extend to incarcerated moms.
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