Lawmakers who passed the so-called partial birth abortion ban are far removed from women's lives.
More than 275 women have faced charges relating to drug use during their pregnancies.
Eyal Press is working on
a book about the abortion wars in Buffalo, New York.
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"No Gods, No Masters," the rallying cry of the Industrial Workers of the
World, was her personal and political manifesto.
Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.
Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.
"We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York
Abortion Access Fund.
Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.