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Reproductive Rights news and analysis from The Nation
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.
September 2, 2021
What Can Democrats Do to Fight Texas’s Abortion Ban? Lots.
The only question is how far Democrats are willing to go to defend women’s rights.
August 31, 2021
“Roe v. Wade” Will Functionally Cease to Exist in Texas
Unless the Supreme Court steps in, the country’s most dangerous anti-abortion law will go into effect, banning abortions after six weeks and placing a cash bounty on providers.
August 25, 2021
“Hear Our Cries”: What Terrifies an Afghan Women’s Rights Activist
K, an anonymous advocate for Afghan women, speaks out while hiding from the Taliban in Kabul.
August 9, 2021
As the US Leaves Afghanistan, Anti-War Feminists Push a New Approach to Foreign Policy
There are signs that the Biden administration and mainstream foreign policy groups may be ready to listen, if not embrace a full paradigm shift.
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August 5, 2021
If “Roe v. Wade” Is Overturned, the Future Will Be Worse Than the Past
When abortion was illegal, there was no organized, aggressive antiabortion movement with a wing of violent fanatics.
July 19, 2021
Oregon Will Protect Reproductive Health Care When Hospitals Merge
A landmark bill will ensure that health care services don’t disappear when Catholic hospitals take over other providers.
July 15, 2021
For Women Under Conservatorship, Forced Birth Control Is Routine
Advocates were not surprised when Britney Spears said she wasn’t allowed to have her IUD removed. They’d heard similar stories before.
June 29, 2021
Are Pro-Choice Catholics Worthy of Communion?
The backlash over the bishops’ challenge to Biden starts from the wrong premise.
Michael F. Pettinger
June 24, 2021
We Owe It to the World’s Children to Slow Population Growth
Crowding the planet harms younger generations as much as it does the environment.