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March 14, 2022
Florida’s Abortion Ban Will Obliterate Access in the South
The new ban will create the strictest abortion laws in the history of the state, which has long served as crucial access point for people seeking abortions in the region.
March 11, 2022
Anti-Abortion Politicians Are Now Taking Inspiration From the Fugitive Slave Act
In a nod to the bad old days, an amendment to a Missouri anti-abortion bill would make it a crime to help a pregnant Missourian get an abortion outside the state.
March 11, 2022
The Overlooked Strategies of the Anti-Abortion Movement
The movement and its ideological predecessors have spent centuries honing reproductive control tactics, from forced pregnancy to sterilization to criminalization.
March 10, 2022
Why Is Biden Letting States Like Missouri Defund Planned Parenthood?
Missouri is poised to be the fourth state to strip Medicaid reimbursements from the reproductive health provider. So far, the Biden administration has not enforced the law that would prevent defunding.
March 8, 2022
It’s Time for American Feminists to Learn From Latin America’s Abortion-Rights Movement
On this International Women’s Day, people fighting the erosion of abortion rights in the United States can find signs of hope outside our borders.
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March 1, 2022
First Texas Came for Pregnant People—Then It Came for Trans Kids
The fact that Texas got away with its assault on reproductive rights helped lay the groundwork for its amped-up attack on trans rights.
February 24, 2022
We Need to Do More Than “Protect ‘Roe’”
We have to address the structural barriers that prevent people from accessing their right to an abortion, including systemic poverty and racism.
January 25, 2022
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