Jennifer Ludden

Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:

Lawsuit Challenges Fetal Burial Rule In Texas

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Center for Reproductive Rights says the rule that fetal remains from abortions or miscarriages must be buried or cremated is politically motivated and aimed at shaming women.


Activist Groups Expect More States To Take Up New Anti-Abortion Measures

Monday, December 12, 2016

New abortion regulations in Texas are part of a new wave of such measures that gained momentum after last year's undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood.


Ohio Gov. Kasich Mulling State Abortion Bans

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This week Ohio lawmakers passed a ban on abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy. But they also passed a 20-week ban, which the governor may be more likely to sign into law.


Trump Team Asks Energy Dept. Employees About Involvement In Climate Change Work

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Trump transition team is asking which Department of Energy employees have been involved in climate change talks. A long questionnaire sent to agency employees is raising concerns.


Armed Man Threatens D.C. Pizzeria Targeted By Fake News Stories

Monday, December 05, 2016

In Washington, D.C., local businesses are asking for more security after an armed man threatened a pizza place targeted by fake news stories. Police say the North Carolina man wanted to investigate a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring from the restaurant.


Legal Battles Over Abortion Continue In States Across U.S.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Whatever a Trump administration does when it comes to abortion, state by state legal battles over the procedure will continue to play out. More lawsuits and another restrictions were announced this week.


Abortion-Rights Groups Challenge Restrictions In Three States

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Abortion-rights supporters are going on the offensive to challenge state laws that limit access to abortion, even as they anticipate more restrictions under a Trump administration.


This Family Doesn't Agree On Trump — But They Await His Presidency Together

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Danny McNeish voted for Hillary Clinton; his father and stepmother voted for Donald Trump. And though they disagree on who's best for the country, this Virginia family keeps things civil, even calm.


Access To Abortion Could Be Curtailed Under Trump Administration

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Donald Trump's presidency could have a profound impact on abortion. He has said he'll nominate Supreme Court justices who would overturn the 1973 ruling that legalized the procedure.


Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

Monday, November 07, 2016

The high cost of child care is a strain for many families in the U.S., yet child care workers average less than $10 an hour. This strain on workers hurts babies and toddlers, too, researchers say.


Fact-Checking Trump's Statements On 'Partial-Birth' Abortion

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In the final debate, Trump said he supports the federal ban on "partial-birth" abortion because it can happen "as late as one or two or three or four days prior to birth." That is not at all likely.


Trump Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Spur Calls To Assault Hotlines

Friday, October 14, 2016

Calls to the country's largest sexual assault hotline have spiked since a video came out of Donald Trump bragging about molesting women. We hear from sexual assault survivors about the tape.


How Politics Killed Universal Child Care In The 1970s

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In 1971, the United States came very close to having universal, federally subsidized child care. How did Congress come to pass the legislation? And why President Nixon vetoed it?


From Cooks To Accountants: Hilton Extends Paid Parental Leave To All

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The growth in paid parental leave has largely left out hourly employees. But the Hilton hotel chain this year extended it to all its workers. Demand by millennial employees helped drive the decision.


On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Tricia Olson gave birth to her son and was back on the job three weeks later. Like most Americans, she doesn't get paid family leave, and she's among the 40 percent who don't qualify for unpaid leave.


An Even Deadlier Opioid, Carfentanil, Is Hitting The Streets

Friday, September 02, 2016

Carfentanil, a powerful opioid used to sedate elephants, is being blamed for a record spike in drug overdoses in the Midwest. It's much stronger, and riskier, than heroin or fentanyl.


Georgetown University Takes Steps To Atone For Slave Ownership

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Georgetown University is taking steps to atone for its ownership of slaves in the 1830s. Among other things, the elite school will make it easier for descendants of those slaves to gain admission.


Worried About A Bleak Future, Climate Change Activists Hesitant To Have Kids

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Given the increasingly dire predictions about the future, being a climate activist is stressful. Some say it's making them stress over something else — whether or not to have children.


A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

Friday, August 26, 2016

Arkansas, a Bible Belt state that emphasizes abstinence-only in high school, is launching a mandatory program in its colleges and universities on strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancy.


Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

For some climate activists, the personal decision to have a child is also fraught with moral consequences: the negative impact on the environment, and on the quality of life for those children.