Pregnancy And Childbirth

KATMANDU, Nepal - Astamaya Tami, 55, is part of a ragtag army of women who have turned Nepal into an against-all-odds success story when it comes to saving lives of expectant mothers, hundreds of thousands of whom die unnecessarily every year across the globe.

SEATTLE - The Washington Department of Corrections has settled for more than $100,000 with a former inmate who says she was shackled while she gave birth in 2007.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Opposition to taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants appears to have trumped anti-abortion sentiments in Nebraska, likely ending an unusual collision of the two explosive political issues.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Abortion and illegal immigration, two of the more explosive political issues in the country, are colliding in a way that could force Nebraska lawmakers to make an unusual, emotional choice.

HANOI, Vietnam - Nearly half of all births in China are delivered by cesarean section, the world's highest rate, according to a survey by the World Health Organization - a shift toward modernization that isn't necessarily a good thing.
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