Across the country, those who support abortion rights and those who oppose them are feuding in court over how much information should be disclosed about women undergoing abortions. Supporters say there’s no margin for error. Opponents say it’s about ensuring quality care.
After a woman is jailed for exposing her fetus to drugs, county officials refuse to release her for an abortion and ask a judge to strip her of parental rights.
Changes for abortion, contraception, and more top the agenda with Republicans in the majority in Congress and many state legislatures.
Rennie Gibbs, a 16-year-old in Mississippi when she gave birth to a stillborn child, is facing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy. Hers is among a burgeoning number of cases in which women are prosecuted for allegedly endangering their unborn children.