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Why don’t we believe women’s warnings about Roe v. Wade?

Last week, The Atlantic reported that a popular, Netherlands-based online group that ships medication abortion pills anywhere in the world has officially begun shipping to the United States. Women on the Web’s sister site, Aid Access, has already shipped pills to more than 600 U.S.-based women as of last week, after originally citing concerns of opposition from powerful American anti-choice groups.

Last week, The Atlantic reported that a popular, Netherlands-based online group that ships medication abortion pills anywhere in the world has officially begun shipping to the United States. Women on the Web’s sister site, Aid ...

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Why Young Feminists Are Sending Wire Coat Hangers to Susan Collins

Roe v. Wade is in danger. This is not a drill.

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week, he put an immediate target on reproductive rights. Kennedy, the longtime swing vote on the Court, was the crucial fifth vote recognizing a (limited) constitutional right to abortion. Trump has pledged to appoint anti-abortion conservatives in his place — and if he succeeds, the Supreme Court is almost certain to overturn Roe, allowing states to outlaw abortion.

Roe v. Wade is in danger. This is not a drill.

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week, he put an immediate target on reproductive rights. Kennedy, the longtime ...

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Quick Hit: What Ireland Can Teach the US About Abortion

Over the weekend, Ireland voted to end their longtime abortion ban. What can American reproductive rights advocates learn from the Irish approach, and from the death of Savita Halappanavar, the woman whose story inspired so many Irish voters to overturn the ban? In a piece for the Huffington Post I argue that the answer might lie in articulating the connection between abortion access and maternal mortality.

Over the weekend, Ireland voted to end their longtime abortion ban. What can American reproductive rights advocates learn from the Irish approach, and from the death of Savita Halappanavar, the woman whose story inspired so many Irish ...

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Polls Project Landslide Victory for Abortion Rights in Ireland

Polls just closed in Ireland on a historic vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, one of the most restrictive bans on abortion anywhere in Europe. The Eighth Amendment prohibits all abortion, starting at conception, effectively criminalizing abortion in all but the most extreme threats to the mother’s life. The results aren’t expected until late Saturday — but exit polls are projecting a landslide victory for the repeal. 

Polls just closed in Ireland on a historic vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, one of the most restrictive bans on abortion anywhere in Europe. The Eighth Amendment prohibits all abortion, starting ...

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In Defending Birth Control, We Shouldn’t Stigmatize People Who Have Abortions

In the wake of the Trump administration’s recent decision to remove co-pay free birth control from the Affordable Care Act and the Senate’s imminent vote on a 20-week abortion ban, media coverage has highlighted data on the relationship between access to contraception and abortion rates. Articles with headlines like “Trump Contraception Move Could Lead to More Abortions” and “Donald Trump’s Coming Abortion Surge” have pointed out that increased contraception use tends to lead to a decrease in abortions. 

In the wake of the Trump administration’s recent decision to remove co-pay free birth control from the Affordable Care Act and the Senate’s imminent vote on a 20-week abortion ban, media coverage has ...

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Bernie’s Medicare-for-All Plan Must Include Abortion Coverage

Progressive should unite behind single-payer health care – but our plan must include overturning Hyde, or it will come at the cost of reproductive rights. Anything less would be a betrayal of the women who voted them into office.

Progressive should unite behind single-payer health care – but our plan must include overturning Hyde, or it will come at the cost of reproductive rights. Anything less would be a betrayal of the women who voted ...

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Making Performing an Abortion a Felony Crime

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walk right up to the line of what’s unconstitutional, Oklahoma isn’t pretending anymore. 

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walk right up to the line of what’s unconstitutional, Oklahoma isn’t pretending ...

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Indiana passed a fetal defect abortion ban (and put some other restrictions in, too)

On Thursday, Republican Indiana governor, Mike Pence, signed into law a bill that bans abortions based on objections to the fetus’s race, gender, or disability status. And that’s not all…

On Thursday, Republican Indiana governor, Mike Pence, signed into law a bill that bans abortions based on objections to the fetus’s race, gender, or disability status. And that’s not all…

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