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  • A woman gets a sonogram
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    9:19am Jan 23, 2013
    National National Politics & Government Health & Safety

    'We Have No Choice': A Story Of The Texas Sonogram Law

    Journalist Carolyn Jones wrote about her experience with the law for The Texas Observer after having an abortion last year. The state requires that a woman seeking an abortion receive a sonogram at least 24 hours before the procedure.
  • Carolyn Cline is the president and CEO of Involved for Life.
    Courtesy of Carolyn Cline
    4:12pm Jan 22, 2013
    National National Politics & Government Health & Safety

    Involved For Life: Pregnancy Centers In Texas

    Carolyn Cline, the executive director and CEO of Involved for Life (IFL), a ministry partner of First Baptist Dallas, helps run a pregnancy center that discourages women from getting abortions and offers help during unplanned pregnancies.
  • Victoria (Megan Charpentier) and her sister, Lilly (Isabelle Nelisse), are near-feral orphans in the horror thriller Mama.
    Universal Pictures
    1:29pm Jan 22, 2013
    Arts Arts

    'Mama': A Good Old-Fashioned Horror Movie

    In an age of werewolves, hormonal vampires and endless sequels, horror movies have lost some edge. But Mama, starring Jessica Chastain, is an entertaining step in the right — which is to say backward — direction.
  • Jeannane Goossen and Kevin Bacon star as FBI special agents tracing a network of serial killers in Fox's new crime drama The Following.
    Fox
    1:46pm Jan 21, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Kevin Bacon, Seeking A TV 'Following'

    The actor stars in a new Fox series about a former FBI agent asked to help apprehend a serial killer he once put behind bars. The series is well done, but the violence in it is alarming — especially for network television.
  • Baby feet held in parent's hand.
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    1:47pm Jan 17, 2013
    National National

    'Grayest Generation': Older Parenthood In The U.S.

    In an article for The New Republic, Judith Shulevitz writes that as people have increasingly waited until their 30s to become parents, there has been a rise in developmental and neurocognitive disorders. Moreover, she says that the age of both parents affects the health of the child.
  • Madwoman in the Attic book cover detail.
    1:05pm Jan 17, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    How A 'Madwoman' Upended A Literary Boys Club

    The National Book Critics Circle has announced that two feminist literary scholars, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, will receive a lifetime achievement award. Critic Maureen Corrigan says their groundbreaking 1979 book, The Madwoman in the Attic, changed the way we read.