Reproductive Rights

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More States Are Using Doulas to Help Solve the Maternal Health Crisis More States Are Using Doulas to Help Solve the Maternal Health Crisis

Over a dozen states reimburse services provided by these nonmedical professionals before, during, and after birth under Medicaid. But with this coverage comes new regulations.

Feb 22, 2024 / StudentNation / Kayla Yup

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Will a Florida Ballot Measure to Protect Abortion Shake Up the State’s Politics This November? Will a Florida Ballot Measure to Protect Abortion Shake Up the State’s Politics This November?

Not only is Florida the last bastion of abortion access in the Southeast, it’s a state with the third highest number of electoral votes and a memorable record of swinging president...

Feb 19, 2024 / Amy Littlefield

Tom Suozzi at the stage on election night, smiling in front of American flags and a sign reading

Tom Suozzi Takes Back the Seat He Never Should Have Given Up Tom Suozzi Takes Back the Seat He Never Should Have Given Up

A bad candidate and a bumbling GOP hand the Democrats another House seat. The biggest loser? House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Feb 14, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe” There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe”

If the president truly wants to protect reproductive rights, he’s going to have to do what he’s so far refused even to consider: expand the Supreme Court.

Feb 20, 2024 / Column / Elie Mystal

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Why Do Men in Government Keep Telling Women to Have Kids? Why Do Men in Government Keep Telling Women to Have Kids?

Heads of state around the world want to prevent population decline. But they’re leaving all the responsibility to mothers.

Feb 20, 2024 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Sara Ahmed and the Joys of Killjoy Feminism

Sara Ahmed and the Joys of Killjoy Feminism Sara Ahmed and the Joys of Killjoy Feminism

To be a feminist killjoy means celebrating a different kind of joy, the joy that comes from doing critical damage to what damages so much of the world.

Feb 21, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Judith Butler

President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally to restore Roe in Manassas, Va., on January 23, 2024.

Biden’s Abortion Ambivalence Is Self-Defeating Biden’s Abortion Ambivalence Is Self-Defeating

The pro-choice majority will be mobilized by clarity, not equivocation.

Feb 9, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Tom Suozzi in a suit speaking in front of a sign announcing the special election in NY-03.

The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up

Polls show Democrat Tom Suozzi up by four points over Republican Mazi Pilip, which is not a great sign for the former incumbent. But Suozzi has the money to take over the airwaves.

Feb 9, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Singer Taylor Swift attends the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden

Attacks on the popular singer help highlight the sheer weirdness of Trump’s GOP.

Feb 5, 2024 / 2021 Year in Review / Jeet Heer

Demonstrators march past the US Capitol during the annual March for Life on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday, January 19, 2024.

The Anti-Abortion Movement Is at a Crossroads The Anti-Abortion Movement Is at a Crossroads

The Dobbs decision was a major victory for the right, but the results of recent ballot initiatives made activists at the 2024 March for Life question the movement's direction.

Feb 5, 2024 / StudentNation / Molly Morrow

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