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Abortion news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
July 15, 2020
The Covid Crisis Reveals the Need to Abolish Abortion Restrictions
What kind of nation allows people to be prosecuted for health care?
Renee Bracey Sherman
July 10, 2020
The Supreme Court’s Public-Health Approach to Abortion Rights
The procedure can be crucial to a person’s health and livelihood. When striking down restrictions, the justices should acknowledge that.
July 1, 2020
A Small Victory for Reproductive Rights
Trump’s Supreme Court appointees lost this battle, but the war on abortion is far from over.