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Reproductive Rights news and analysis from The Nation
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.
June 21, 2021
Dark Money, the Supreme Court, and the Fate of LGBTQ+ Rights
The NAACP, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign—the country’s largest LGBTQ+ political organization—have all joined forces with the Koch network–funded Americans for Prosperity to defend the role of dark money in politics.
June 17, 2021
#OurMothersToo: Reckoning With My Abuela’s Coerced Sterilization
By 1974, tubal ligations became so ubiquitous on the island that over a third of its women had received
—giving Puerto Rico the highest sterilization rate in the world.
Quiara Alegría Hudes
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June 14, 2021
A Rare Victory for Abortion Access
The reproductive justice movement has succeeded in pressing a Democratic president to leave the ban on Medicaid funding for abortion out of his budget for the first time in 30 years.
May 25, 2021
Democrats Must Take Charge of the Debate About Abortion
The danger of allowing right-wing extremists to silence the pro-choice majority is becoming clearer than ever.
May 18, 2021
The Supreme Court May Have Just Signed Roe v. Wade’s Death Warrant
The newly ultraconservative court has agreed to hear a direct challenge to the landmark 1973 abortion case—a move that can mean nothing good.
April 27, 2021
Will the Biden Administration Get Bolder on Improving Abortion Access?
The FDA’s announcement that it will permit abortion medication to be sent by mail is a start—but advocates are hoping for more.
March 9, 2021
We Should All Be Able to Have Babies Like White People
Fertility treatments should not just be a luxury for a privileged class.
Andre M. Perry