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Virginia Is for Suckers
If you were a Joe Biden/Glenn Youngkin voter, you ignored a lot of evidence that the man in fleece was no moderate.
January 18, 2022
If the Senate Fails to Act, Voting Is Not the Only Freedom on the Line
The same state legislators who are attacking voting rights are pushing ever-more-extreme bans and restrictions on abortion rights and access.
December 17, 2021
The FDA Didn’t Liberate Abortion—but We Still Can
The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to lift restrictions on mifepristone is good news for people in states that allow telemedicine abortion, but means nothing for everyone else.
Renee Bracey Sherman
Dr. Daniel Grossman
December 14, 2021
Gavin Newsom’s Gun Stunt Is Inspired—and Doomed to Fail
There is little chance the conservatives on the Supreme Court will let California treat gun manufacturers the way it’s letting Texas treat pregnant people.
December 10, 2021
The Supreme Court’s Texas Abortion Ruling Isn’t the Victory Many Want It to Be
Sonia Sotomayor said it best: “The Court should have put an end to this madness months ago.… It failed to do so [earlier], and it fails again today.”
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December 8, 2021
The Right’s Bad-Faith Argument About Bodily Autonomy
Justice Amy Coney Barrett wants to catch us in a trap where either we concede the state’s right to coerce reproduction or we abandon the state’s right to mandate vaccines.
David M. Perry
December 2, 2021
We Are Witnessing the End of “Roe v. Wade”
If there is one lesson to be learned from yesterday’s
hearing, it is that the Supreme Court will gut abortion rights, one way or another.
December 2, 2021
Thinking Beyond “Roe”
If Supreme Court rules as expected, a group of committed abortion rights supporters is ready to fight to “liberate abortion.”
December 1, 2021
Many Southern Hospitals Already Deny Pregnant Patients Abortions
Things will only get worse for patients in Mississippi and around the country should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the states with extreme abortion bans.
November 30, 2021
The Christian Legal Army Behind the Ban on Abortion in Mississippi
The Alliance Defending Freedom has been laying the groundwork to end legal abortion for years. But that’s just the beginning.