Amy Littlefield

Amy Littlefield is The Nation’s abortion access correspondent and a journalist who focuses on reproductive rights, healthcare, and religion.

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Will a Florida Ballot Measure to Protect Abortion Shake Up the State’s Politics This November? Will a Florida Ballot Measure to Protect Abortion Shake Up the State’s Politics This November?

Not only is Florida the last bastion of abortion access in the Southeast, it’s a state with the third highest number of electoral votes and a memorable record of swinging president...

Feb 19, 2024 / Amy Littlefield

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This Ohio Turf War Is the Latest Sign That the Anti-Abortion Movement Is in Disarray This Ohio Turf War Is the Latest Sign That the Anti-Abortion Movement Is in Disarray

A losing streak at the ballot box is prompting top anti-choice activists to trot out a variety of anti-democratic schemes to prevent the expansion of abortion access.

Dec 4, 2023 / Amy Littlefield

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Abortion Wins Elections for Democrats. What Should Advocates Demand in Return? Abortion Wins Elections for Democrats. What Should Advocates Demand in Return?

How can this popularity translate into political power for a movement that is not accustomed to making bold demands of its political leaders?

Nov 20, 2023 / Amy Littlefield

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How Do You Put a Price on the Loss of Autonomy From Forced Sterilization? How Do You Put a Price on the Loss of Autonomy From Forced Sterilization?

California has created a compensation fund for victims of state-sponsored, non-consensual sterilization, which happened in prisons for decades. But as the deadline looms, many who ...

Nov 9, 2023 / Amy Littlefield

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Remembering Andrea Miller, a Reproductive Justice Movement Visionary With a Plan Remembering Andrea Miller, a Reproductive Justice Movement Visionary With a Plan

Miller understood that the potential for bold change on abortion access was in the states, not in the federal courts.

Nov 8, 2023 / Amy Littlefield

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At the Vote Pray Stand Summit, Christian Parents and Their “Rights” Take Center Stage At the Vote Pray Stand Summit, Christian Parents and Their “Rights” Take Center Stage

The movement that helped end Roe is embracing a political strategy that wraps the demonization of trans people in the innocuous-sounding catchphrase “parental rights.”

Sep 22, 2023 / Amy Littlefield

The Abortion Rights Movement’s Unresolved Question

The Abortion Rights Movement’s Unresolved Question The Abortion Rights Movement’s Unresolved Question

Ballot measures represent the greatest hope for restoring abortion access in many red states. Should they replicate Roe v. Wade, or aim for something better?

Sep 12, 2023 / Feature / Amy Littlefield

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Ohio Voters Protected Their Last Shot at Representative Democracy Ohio Voters Protected Their Last Shot at Representative Democracy

The defeat of Issue 1 is an unequivocal sign that Ohioans understood the connection between democracy and abortion—and that enthusiasm for abortion rights has not waned in the wak...

Aug 17, 2023 / Editorial / Amy Littlefield for The Nation

Moms for Liberty founders Tiffany Justice (L) and Tina Descovich at the Moms for Liberty Summit.

The Real Agenda of Moms for Liberty The Real Agenda of Moms for Liberty

As Republicans pay the political price for overturning legal abortion, they’re banking on “parents’ rights” as a way to paint their opponents as extreme.

Aug 7, 2023 / Feature / Amy Littlefield

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The Brave, Often Lonely Fight of Trans Lawmakers in State Legislatures The Brave, Often Lonely Fight of Trans Lawmakers in State Legislatures

Trans and nonbinary people are running for office in record numbers, beginning their careers just as their Republican colleagues are launching an assault on trans rights.

Jul 25, 2023 / Feature / Amy Littlefield

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