Women’s History Month: What exactly is the history of abortion in America?

I was a “responsible” teenager. Before my high school boyfriend and I had sex, I insisted on him wearing a condom. We read the directions on the packaging as we lay next to each other in our underwear. I’d had no other sexual partners and I trusted that he was disease-free. I believed that his … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What exactly is the history of abortion in America?

Women’s History Month: What is being done about America’s maternal mortality rate?

Last night, my three-year-old son O.C. buttoned his four-button pajama top all by himself. I celebrated this toddler milestone as if he’d simultaneously cured cancer, HIV and the common cold. Since becoming a mom, I’ve learned that these moments are what parenting is all about: watching someone grow, learn, adapt and blossom. Don’t get me … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What is being done about America’s maternal mortality rate?