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Contraception news and analysis from The Nation
May 31, 2017
The Trump Administration Is Coming for Your Birth Control
They’ve stocked government agencies with anti-choice fanatics who see contraception as the enemy and funding it as a con.
March 29, 2017
Demand for IUDs Has Skyrocketed Under Trump
Meet the women protecting themselves one (or two) presidential terms at a time.
December 14, 2016
This Is What Could Happen to Reproductive Rights Under the Trump Administration
It’s going to be ugly.
December 14, 2016
What Happens When Zika Hits the Country With the World’s Strictest Abortion Laws?
Abortion is illegal in El Salvador—even in the midst of a public health crisis. But some feminists and doctors are fighting back.
May 20, 2016
When Religious Exemptions Are a Menace to Public Health
The Zika virus shows just how dangerous it is to let religious authority determine public policy.
Patricia J. Williams
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March 24, 2016
Can Religious Groups Ignore All Laws They Don’t Like?
Or just those related to women’s health?
January 27, 2016
A Group of Mexican Immigrant Women Were Sterilized Without Their Consent. Can a New Film Bring Justice?
No Más Bebés
brings dignity and a sense of power to the mothers the law ignored.
December 15, 2015
Birth-Control Experts Are Wary of Coercive Tactics in the Push for IUD Use
A new study suggests that experts on long-acting contraception hear reproductive-justice advocates loud and clear.
October 28, 2015
Long-Acting Contraception Makes Teen Pregnancy Rates Plummet. So Why Are Some Women Still Skeptical?
The history of birth control in America is littered with instances of coercion. Reproductive-justice advocates don’t want to see that happen again.
September 21, 2015
The False Compassion of Pope Francis
No, women who get abortions aren’t automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church. But you wouldn’t know that from the pope.