Elissa Strauss
Elissa Strauss

Elissa Strauss writes about parenthood for Slate. Follow her on Twitter.

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April 4 2017 5:55 AMWhen Does Life Begin? It’s Not So Simple.Fetal personhood bills are gaining steam—but many religious and scientific ethicists, as well as women, see the path to personhood as a gradual one.
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Feb. 8 2017 6:56 PMPaying Low-Income Moms to Breastfeed Might Raise Breastfeeding Rates, But Is It Ethical?
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Feb. 2 2017 5:57 PMThe FDA Really Wants Parents to Stop Using These Toxic Homeopathic Teething Tablets
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Jan. 31 2017 9:30 AMNew Birth Guidelines Aim to Give Women More Control During Labor and Delivery
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Jan. 25 2017 1:07 PMTrump’s Budget Pick Didn’t Pay Taxes on His Nanny Because He Didn’t Think She Was Doing Real Work
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Jan. 18 2017 6:41 PMSending Your Child to School a Little Bit Sick Doesn’t Make You a Monster
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Jan. 11 2017 7:08 PMWhy Nobody Got Outraged When Obama Said His Kids Are His Greatest Accomplishment
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Jan. 6 2017 10:13 AMThere’s Not Even Close to Enough Child Care in the United States for All the Families That Need It
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Dec. 29 2016 8:31 AMLos Angeles’ Proposed Ban on Childless Adults in Playgrounds Is a Bad Idea
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Dec. 27 2016 8:59 AM2016 Was the Year Moms Ruled Comedy
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Dec. 21 2016 3:03 PMViral Facebook Post Presents Apparently Radical Idea that Moms Need Rest, Too
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Dec. 19 2016 4:00 PMWorking-Class Parents’ Investment in “Self-Reliance” Is Working Against Their Best Interests
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Dec. 12 2016 8:30 AMOur Children Aren’t Getting Softer, but Their Stuffed Animals Are. Here’s Why.
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Dec. 5 2016 5:11 PMBeing “Mom” Is Officially the Coolest Form of Internet Praise
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Dec. 1 2016 7:47 AMHow Trumpcare Could Harm Pregnant Women
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Feb. 10 2017 4:47 PMBetsy DeVos Needn’t Look Further Than Michigan to Understand Why Free, High-Quality Pre-K Is Possible and Necessary
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Feb. 7 2017 5:05 PMMultiple Births Should No Longer Imply IVFThe rumors swirling around Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement show an outdated understanding of reproductive assistance.
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Feb. 1 2017 5:35 PMTrump’s Muslim Ban Is an Assault on Children and Families
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Jan. 27 2017 9:05 AMThe New Barbie Commercial Features “a Typical Man’s Man” Playing With Dolls
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Jan. 19 2017 6:45 PMThe JCC Bomb Threats Confirm That Jewish Parents Are Right to Be Afraid
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Jan. 12 2017 6:42 PMThe House of Representatives Just Passed a Health Care Bill That’s Actually Good for Women
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Jan. 9 2017 8:15 AMThis Is What Happens When #Boss Feminism and the Doula Industry Collide
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Jan. 5 2017 2:33 PMTech Companies Love to Invent Pregnancy Gadgets That Most Women Don’t Really Need
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Dec. 27 2016 4:06 PMHow Chrissy Teigen Mastered the Art of Shaming Mom-Shamers
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Dec. 24 2016 9:30 AMHanukkah and Christmas Eve Land on the Same Day This Year. Should Jews Try to Compete?
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Dec. 20 2016 6:36 PMD.C. Just Passed One of the Most Generous Paid Family Leave Bills in the Country
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Dec. 13 2016 8:48 AMMick Jagger Has Had Another Baby—Not a Good Idea
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Dec. 6 2016 4:29 PMC-Sections May Not Be As Bad for Children As Previously Thought
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Dec. 1 2016 6:20 PMWhy Retreats for Moms Are a Terrible Idea
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Nov. 29 2016 1:03 PMIn Fathering, It's Quality of Time, Rather Than Quantity, That Makes a Difference

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