Why mothers are part of the push to restore voting rights for people in prison￼
Bills to restore voting rights for people who are no longer incarcerated are gaining momentum, and some advocates say extending them to those who are now in prison would empower parents — especially mothers.
Intersex surgery is condemned by the United Nations. Anti-trans bills are allowing it.
Exemptions for intersex surgery allow doctors to assign minors who are born with secondary sex characteristics as “male” or “female,” reinforcing rigid gender ideals and heterosexuality, experts say.
The forgotten history of America’s first public women’s prison
The editors of a new book talk about the history of the Indiana facility — written by people who were held there almost 150 years later.
How a Senate aide and her guide dog made Capitol Hill more accessible for all
Moira Shea made history on the Senate floor in 1997. Decades later, she remains a voice for disability policy changes.
Women are less likely to buy electric vehicles than men. Here’s what’s holding them back.
The United States is pouring more money into electric vehicle infrastructure and rebates, but safety and affordability could be behind the gender gap between men and women owners.
‘Enough is enough’: L.A. school district workers demand historic raise during three-day strike
Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district joined bus drivers, cafeteria workers and paraprofessionals in a “sympathy strike,” resulting in over 65,000 personnel absences and bringing classes to a halt.
Wisconsin Supreme Court debate — like much of the race — focuses on abortion
Early voting started Tuesday in the race between liberal Janet Protasiewicz and conservative Dan Kelly, which has become the most expensive judicial race in U.S. history.
Nebraska filibuster over trans rights echoes Wendy Davis’ 2013 abortion standoff
State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh’s legislative blockade reflects how advocates for and against trans rights often rely on the playbook used in fights over abortion access.
‘The Nursery’ calls attention to the intensity and loneliness of postpartum life
Szilvia Molnar talks to The 19th about her debut novel and the desire to capture the gritty realities of motherhood in literature.
Only 1 percent of abortions in Utah took place in a hospital. Soon, that’s the only place they’ll be allowed.
The overwhelming majority of the abortions in Utah were performed in clinics, according to 2020 data exclusively shared with The 19th. But a new law will ban clinics from performing the procedure.