The Alabama Woman Charged With Her Fetus' Death Is Part of a Long History of Blaming Black Women for Harm to Their Unborn
An analysis has found that states in the South disproportionately detain or require medical procedures on pregnant women, for the sake of their fetuses, especially women of color.
After the Storm: Why Mobile Home Owners Continue to Suffer More From Tornado Damage
As more tornadoes rip through "Dixie Alley" in the American Southeast, people who live in manufactured housing find it difficult to withstand the storms and their aftermath.
Sex Strikes Have a Long and Controversial History as a Tool of Women's Protest
Alyssa Milano's proposal was unpopular, but the practice of sex strikes goes back to the dawn of humanity.
The Future of Abortion Access: An Essential Reading List
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of a measure that would effectively ban abortion in the state. Here's a selection of Pacific Standard stories about recent challenges to abortion access.
The Forgotten Story of How Harper Lee Investigated an Astonishing Murder in Alabama
Author Casey Cep discusses her new book about Harper Lee's unfinished manuscript detailing the alleged crimes of an Alabama preacher and the man who shot him.
Alabama Is Poised to Pass an Outright Ban on Abortion
Georgia's governor has also signed a six-week ban, giving the Supreme Court yet more opportunities to overturn Roe v. Wade.
What Will Alabama's 'Baby Roe' Lawsuit Mean for the Abortion Debate?
The headline-grabbing wrongful death case over an aborted embryo taps into the "fetal personhood" movement that's currently gaining momentum.
Research Shows Alabama's Drug Testing Bill Would Harm Those SNAP Is Supposed to Help
SNAP has become more vulnerable under Trump. Alabama's law could test how far the administration is willing to go to destabilize the program.
This Map Shows the Areas Most Vulnerable to Storm Surges From Hurricane Michael
A state of emergency has been declared in 35 counties in Florida.
A Federal Court Blocks an Alabama Law Restricting Abortions
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a 2016 law banning the procedure, which is the most common method of second-trimester abortion.
Where Did All the Money Come From in the Alabama Senate Race?
Super PACs dedicated to the country's top national politicians are spending the most in the Alabama special election.
Retired Marine Launches Write-In Campaign for Alabama Senate Seat
With just two weeks left in the special election race, a retired colonel is looking to block Republican nominee Roy Moore from winning the Alabama senate race.
McConnell Urges Moore to Withdraw From Senate Race
Mitch McConnell is the latest and most high-profile Republican to publicly denounce Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Appeal Likely in Alabama School Desegregation Case Allowing Mostly White Town to Leave Largely Black District
Gardendale can take over control of its two elementary schools from the Jefferson County district this fall for a three-year period.
Cómo Compara California Con los Peores Estados Para Mujeres Trabajadoras
Pacific Standard intenta un ejercicio de alegrarse del mal ajeno.