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Chart of the Day: Voters know that abortion is about economic justice and gender equality

Tweet The anti-choice movement has done its damndest to isolate the issue of abortion. Conservative politicians are prone to dismissing reproductive rights as a divisive “social issue” that’s less serious than–and completely disconnected from–the “bread and butter” economic issues their voters supposedly care about more. But a new poll commissioned by the National Institute for Reproductive [...]
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Supreme Court order allows abortion clinics to reopen in Texas

TweetHell yeah. The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics to reopen, blocking a state law that had imposed strict requirements on abortion providers. Had the law been allowed to stand, it would have caused all but eight of the state’s abortion clinics to close and would have required many women to [...]
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This is what it takes to get an abortion if you’re a minor and afraid to tell your parents

Tweet At Mother Jones, Molly Redden has a must-read piece on the judicial bypass process that thousands of teens navigate each year to get an abortion without telling their parents in the 37 states that have parental notification or consent laws. While the process is supposed to be simple, in practice, thanks to anti-choice efforts to [...]
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In Latin America, safe abortions are for the rich and the lucky

TweetBefore Alana* found out that she was pregnant, she had plans to get a job and go to college. Now, after her abortion, she’s unemployed, thousands of dollars in debt, and fighting depression. And she’s one of the lucky ones. Alana is a young woman living with her parents in a low-income community outside of [...]
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Texas, the second most populous state in the country, loses all but seven abortion clinics

Tweet Yesterday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the final provision in Texas’s sweeping anti-choice restrictions–which requires all abortion clinics to make expensive and unnecessary upgrades to be ambulatory surgical centers–is allowed to take effect. We’ve already watched Texas lose about half of the 41 clinics it had just a year and a half ago, [...]
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