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Reproductive Rights news and analysis from The Nation

  • June 26, 2003

    Missed Conception

    Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.

    Kirsten Moore

  • June 12, 2003

    Chipping Away at Roe

    Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion." It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996 and 1997.

    Wendy Chavkin

  • May 1, 2003

    Freedom of Choice Talking Points

    Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.

    Jonah Engle

  • April 3, 2003

    In the Waiting Room

    "We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York Abortion Access Fund.

    Katha Pollitt

  • January 22, 2003

    Roe in Rough Waters

    Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

    Jennifer Baumgardner


  • January 16, 2003

    Christian Soldiers on the March

    Bush's handpicked delegates disrupt global conferences on women's rights.

    Jennifer Block

  • December 23, 2002

    Holy Rock ‘n’ Rollers

    In Hicksville, Long Island, on any given Sunday afternoon, pierced and tattooed teenagers in black clothing gather to listen and watch as groups of kids like themselves tear their fingertips on

    Lauren Sandler

  • November 12, 2002

    Making 34 Million Friends

    The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.

    Emily Biuso

  • September 12, 2002

    Slut Patrol

    In some parts of China, local officials keep track of women's menstrual periods. We haven't come to that, but anyone who thinks women's reproductive and sexual privacy is secure in America wasn't following the news this summer.

    Katha Pollitt