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Abortion news and analysis from The Nation
May 25, 2021
Democrats Must Take Charge of the Debate About Abortion
The danger of allowing right-wing extremists to silence the pro-choice majority is becoming clearer than ever.
May 18, 2021
The Supreme Court May Have Just Signed Roe v. Wade’s Death Warrant
The newly ultraconservative court has agreed to hear a direct challenge to the landmark 1973 abortion case—a move that can mean nothing good.
April 27, 2021
Will the Biden Administration Get Bolder on Improving Abortion Access?
The FDA’s announcement that it will permit abortion medication to be sent by mail is a start—but advocates are hoping for more.
January 1, 2021
Argentina’s Decades-Long Fight to Legalize Abortion Ends in Victory
The campaign to legalize abortion began sometime in the late 1970s, when the “grandmothers” of the green wave were living in exile across Europe.
November 20, 2020
Poland’s Women Are in the Streets
Escalating protests over new restrictions on abortion in Poland are a sign that the ruling PiS party’s illiberal democracy may be losing its grip.
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October 15, 2020
‘Roe v. Wade’ Is Nonnegotiable
Don’t believe the hot takes that say we can do without it.
October 14, 2020
The Devil in the Many Details of Amy Coney Barrett’s Testimony
The nominee did her best to evade serious questions, but what she did say—about the ACA,
Roe v. Wade
, and the president’s power to delay elections—should terrify us all.
October 7, 2020
The Democrats Need to Prepare for the Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Roe v. Wade’
Biden has promised to codify abortion rights should the new, more conservative court overturn
It’s a solution that sounds good but is far from sufficient.
October 1, 2020
Covid Threatens to Worsen Disparities in Maternal and Reproductive Care
We must address racial inequalities head-on, rather than wishing them away.
September 21, 2020
Packing the Court—or Taming the Courts?
To undo the damage of the Republican takeover of the judiciary, Democrats are going to have to fight for the primacy of democracy over the legal system.