Sci-fi motherhood.

How I learned to stop worrying and love the mom

When it comes to the intricacies of pregnancy, sometimes truth can be stranger than fiction.

Painted turtle

Painted turtles face an unusual danger from climate change

police scene purvi

Who is the doctor who paved the way to prison for Purvi Patel?

Purvi Patel is taken into custody after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind.

Six disturbing medical issues in the case of Purvi Patel, and one hopeful one

Purvi Patel trial photo

Update: Indiana sentences Purvi Patel to decades in prison for what she says was a miscarriage

US President Barack Obama meets Britain's Prince William

Prince William’s US trip seems more political than regal

Global Scan

When British royalty comes to the US, Americans go a little nuts. But this trip by Prince William has the Brits scratching their heads. Meanwhile, at least one British parliamentarian is looking to the US for ideas on how to deal with anti-abortion protesters. And the Chinese government is hunting for a corrupt Chinese official who was obsessed with gold.

Peggy Young (3rd R) and her attorney Sharon Gustafson (4th R) wave to supporters as they depart the US Supreme Court building on December 3, 2014.

Pregnancy discrimination is still widespread, but this Supreme Court case may change that


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed to ensure that pregnant women get the same accommodations as workers who have injuries or other problems. But the law has never lived up to its promise, and UPS driver Peggy Young has sued her employers to change that.

A sign marking the border between the United States and Canada at Niagara Falls.

Why Canadian women are travelling to Maine to get abortions


New Brunswick’s only privately-funded abortion clinic closed its door in July. Now more and more women are driving across the border to Maine to terminate their pregnancies, despite the time and costs involved.

Pro-choice protesters in Dublin, Ireland

Irish women ride the rails to protest restrictions on abortion

Global Scan

Women in Ireland resurrect a protest tactic from four decades ago to fight the country’s restrictive abortion laws. While in China, police crack down on an alleged “brothel” run out of a university hotel. It apparently gave discounts to those who had a student ID. And if you are a gravedigger, or anyone with a professional, or morbid, interest in the dead, there’s a new dating site for you. Those stories and more in today’s Global Scan.

A woman walks on the shore of the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv.

Facebook can learn from Israel when it comes to freezing women’s eggs


Facebook and Apple made headlines by announcing they would include egg-freezing as a benefit for female employees. But in Israel, reproductive technologies like egg-freezing and In Vitro Fertilization are encouraged and even sponsored by the state healthcare system.