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Abortion news and analysis from The Nation
September 30, 2021
This Supreme Court Term, Conservatives Have One Aim: Stop Progress
During the next nine months, conservatives justices will use their power to attack abortion rights, weaken gun regulations, and rewind the clock to a darker age.
September 24, 2021
These Cities and States Are Fighting the Tide and Expanding Abortion Access
For decades, the anti-choice movement has focused on state- and local-level victories. Now, the abortion-rights movement is too.
September 15, 2021
Just don’t have sex in Texas. You’re welcome!
September 14, 2021
The rest of the country needs to take decisive action to stop the state’s appalling new abortion law.
September 10, 2021
Susan Collins, Brett Kavanaugh, and Texas’s Abortion Ban
Collins cleared the way for Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, and Kavanaugh cleared the way for this new assault on reproductive rights.
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September 10, 2021
The Justice Department Strikes Back
Since the DOJ cannot force Texas Republicans to magically become decent people, its smart lawsuit against the state’s abortion ban is the next best thing.
September 9, 2021
Abortion Politics and Republican Power
Rick Perlstein on the Texas law, plus Eric Foner on Tulsa.
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September 8, 2021
Texas Is the New Republican Template
What’s happening there is about much more than the fight over reproductive rights. It’s about political control.
September 3, 2021
Sotomayor’s Defiant Dissent
In her blistering dissent, the Supreme Court justice calls out her conservative colleagues’ breathtaking disregard of precedent and the Constitution.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
September 2, 2021
This Is What the First Hours of a Near-Total Ban on Abortion Look Like
The Texas law SB 8 will force abortion clinics in the state to turn away about 80 percent of all patients.