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Abortion news and analysis from The Nation
August 20, 2015
Defend Planned Parenthood Against Republican Attacks
After anti-choice activists released a misleading video, Republicans are intent on defunding Planned Parenthood—once again putting women’s access to much-needed health care at risk.
August 3, 2015
Senate Blocks Attack on Planned Parenthood, But the Political Assault Continues
Instead of a serious debate about the facts, for GOP candidates who sit in the Senate this is “all about politics.”
August 3, 2015
The War on Planned Parenthood Is Also an Assault on Poor Women of Color
The Right’s war on federal funding to health clinics is putting public health at risk.
July 24, 2015
Women and Girls Raped in Conflict Need Abortion Care—but the US Is Standing in Their Way
An international campaign is demanding that the US overturn the Helms amendment, saying it defies the Geneva Conventions.
July 21, 2015
Why Planned Parenthood Shouldn’t Be on the Defensive
Fetal-tissue donation has helped produce treatments for Parkinson’s, cystic fibrosis, and diseases that affect infants.
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July 16, 2015
Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? Troy Newman—and Other Rabid Anti-Choicers
The Center for Medical Progress is led not by well-meaning bioethics geeks but by some of the most virulent members of the anti-choice movement.
July 15, 2015
Planned Parenthood Isn’t Doing Anything Wrong—but That May Not Matter
Logic and reason simply can’t compete with #PPSellsBodyParts.
May 20, 2015
Birth Control That Works Too Well
A Colorado program to give low-income teens long-acting contraception dropped the teen abortion rate dramatically. But conservatives refuse to fund it.
April 22, 2015
There’s a Reason Gay Marriage Is Winning, While Abortion Rights Are Losing
Are these two “culture wars” issues really that similar?
April 8, 2015
There Are No Abortion Cakes
If CEOs are worried that their LGBT employees won’t be treated as equals in Indiana, they should show as much concern for their pregnant and potentially pregnant employees.