An Immigrant Endured a Forcible C-Section, and No One Seemed to Care

News broke in Ireland over the summer that an immigrant woman who had previously been denied an abortion was subjected to a forced Cesarean section at just 26 weeks after her pregnancy became unstable as a result of a hunger strike. The case, and the anonymous patient, have revived the fiery debate over abortion rights in Ireland, but it also […]

The Peculiar Case of Miscarriage in Pop Culture

Miscarriages occupy a deeply strange role in pop culture, appearing primarily as plot devices rather than actual life events for the characters. The events surrounding a miscarriage seem to be less about the experience of the formerly pregnant character than the convenience, and the reactions, of the people around that character—who is almost always depicted […]