Latest Pregnancy and childbirth News

Man denied bail after stabbing pregnant woman on trail

Jun. 11, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (AP) — A man was denied bail Friday on assault charges after police said he stabbed a pregnant woman on a suburban Atlanta trail, leading doctors to deliver her son through an emergency cesarean section after 25 weeks of gestation. Christopher Jones was...

Pennsylvania House advances bill on handling fetal remains

Jun. 09, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require health care facilities to provide for the burial or cremation of fetal remains after a miscarriage or abortion. Following an emotionally fraught debate in politically riven...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 09, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 8, 2021. Editorial: Fetterman should stop flouting flag law and obey it Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman continues a juvenile campaign to fly flags from his Capitol office in defiance of state law. He should stop his...

Elise Stefanik, No. 3 House GOP member, announces pregnancy

Jun. 06, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

SARATOGA, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, whose loyalty to former president Donald Trump won her a leadership post in the House Republican caucus, announced on Twitter that she is expecting her first child. The fourth-term Congress member from upstate New York...

Groups addressing criminal justice inequities to share $2M

Jun. 06, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than $2 million is being awarded to a dozen organizations in Michigan that work to address inequities in the state’s criminal justice system. The grants are through the Michigan Justice Fund which aims is to help stem the flow of people going...

Colorado bill would give free contraceptives to immigrants

May. 26, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill would provide free contraceptives and reproductive care to people living in the U.S. illegally. The legislation, heard by the House Health and Insurance committee Wednesday, aims to create a reproductive health care program within the state...

Wyoming candidate undeterred after teen pregnancy disclosure

May. 25, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. House candidate in Wyoming who disclosed that he impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 18 scoffed at the idea of dropping out of the race and challenged any legislators who might make an issue of his past. “That’d be great,” state...

Wisconsin mom starts burial gowns project for babies

May. 22, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

Little things each day remind Hazel Jones of her son, Mattie. In her apartment, dozens of stuffed and ceramic turtles decorate the walls. Hazel’s husband, Artrell Jones, was the first to make the connection between Mattie and the turtles. He loves the animals himself...

Burlington chief: Officers justified in using Taser on man

May. 21, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Burlington's police chief says officers acted within department policy when they used a stun gun on a man who was rushing to be with his fiancee who he said was in premature labor. The incident happened earlier this month when Desmen Pete...

Colorado bill aims to protect pregnant women's rights

May. 18, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill aims to improve healthcare for pregnant women, including those who are incarcerated, less than three years since a woman filed a federal lawsuit after giving birth in a Denver jail cell with no medical care. Diana Sanchez gave birth alone...