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Texas newborn is headed home after custody fight involving race, midwifery and the child welfare system
Child Protective Services removed Mila Jackson from her home and placed her in foster care for 23 days after her parents chose their midwife’s care over a hospital.
A Black Texas couple chose their midwife’s care over a hospital. Now their newborn is in foster care.
The case of Mila Jackson highlights the disregard of midwives’ expertise and the disproportionate impact of child welfare systems on Black families.
Polyamorous families now have legal protections in this Massachusetts city
Ordinances passed by Somerville’s city council — the first of their kind in the country — are aimed at recognizing the rights of non-traditional families.
Nashville shooting suspect’s gender sets attack apart from most mass shootings
Several conservative and far-right media figures are using the shooter’s reported transgender identity to shift the conversation away from gun control.
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.
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.
A comprehensive report on incarceration and women outlines the gender disparities
The Prison Policy Initiative looks at a fast-growing group in the incarceration system and the challenges they are more likely to face.
Fueled by family experiences with incarceration, Black Girls Rising seeks to close youth prisons in Louisiana
After seeing firsthand how the juvenile justice system affected their relatives, advocates are pushing for alternatives to youth incarceration and working to raise awareness.
Has the Biden administration made gender-affirming surgery accessible for federal prisons? Officials won't say.
Donna Langan has become the first transgender person to undergo gender-affirming surgery in a federal prison, but the White House won’t comment on its policies.
Friends and mentees remember Judy Heumann, mother of the disability rights movement
Heumann, who died Saturday at the age of 75, paved the way for policy victories for people with disabilities and mentored generations of disabled people.