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How a Harrowing Photo of One Woman's Death Became an Iconic Pro-Choice Symbol

In 1973, Ms. magazine published a haunting photo of a woman named Gerri Santoro, who'd died of a back-alley abortion. At the time, no one could have predicted what an impact it would have on the pro-choice movement.
Amanda Arnold
10.26.16
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

The Road to Recovery: Colorado Planned Parenthood One Year After the Attack

On November 27, 2015, after months of politically-motivated, baseless attacks on Planned Parenthood, a man opened fire on a clinic in Colorado Springs. Eleven months later, the providers in the state are working harder than ever to ensure that women...
Gabby Bess
10.24.16
100 years
100 years

How an Extremist Anti-Abortion Protest Resulted in a Safe Haven for Women

In 2015, a radical anti-abortion group tried to establish a headquarters in a vacant house next door to the only remaining abortion clinic in Montgomery, Alabama. Their plan backfired—and the building is now a safe haven for patients and pro-choice...
Rebecca Grant
10.24.16
Photos
Photos

For Female Market Porters in Ghana, Access to Contraception Can Save Lives

In Ghana, girls as young as ten leave their homes to work as porters in markets, where they are vulnerable to sexual abuse and unplanned pregnancy. One organization is working to help by providing access to reproductive care.
Linda Yang
10.22.16
100 years
100 years

For Trans Men, Reproductive Health Is Yet Another Obstacle to Overcome

The stigma against trans men's health, coupled with misinformation, makes attaining adequate care incredibly difficult. We talked to trans guys and leading health experts to unpack the status of this under-researched issue.
Diana Tourjée
10.21.16
100 years
100 years

The US States Prohibiting the Discussion of Abortion in High Schools

While some states include accurate abortion information in high school sex education programs, the majority of states do not mandate that schools address the topic—and some even ban discussion or teach that abortion is murder.
Amanda Arnold
10.21.16
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

The Woman Who Raises Money to Fund Abortions

Brittany Mostiller, the director of the Chicago Abortion Fund, is working to make sure reproductive rights aren't just for those who can afford it.
Gabby Bess
10.21.16
Interviews
Interviews

'How Do You Bring a Body Home?': The Woman Forced to Carry an Unviable Pregnancy

In Ireland, abortion is forbidden in nearly all circumstances—including if the fetus has a fatal genetic condition. Under this dehumanizing law, Claire Cullen-Delsol was forced to continue her pregnancy despite knowing the child would die after birth.
Sarah Waldron
10.20.16
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Radical Doula Merging Pregnancy and Abortion Care

Miriam Zoila Pérez on her activism, her work as a doula who helps women with both giving birth and abortion, and the way in which systemic racism affects the pregnancy experiences of women of color.
Diana Tourjée
10.19.16
abortion
abortion

What Women Do When They Can't Afford an Abortion

By restricting Medicaid coverage, the Hyde Amendment forces low-income women who need an abortion to find a way to come up with money that they just don't have.
Gabby Bess
10.19.16
PROFILES
PROFILES

'We Are to Be Respected': The Woman at the Helm of the Fight for Abortion Rights

NARAL president Ilyse Hogue on her years of fighting for reproductive rights, the radical importance of speaking out about abortion, and the fallacy of family planning as a "women's issue."
Callie Beusman
10.18.16
politics
politics

Why the Rise of the European Right Spells Doom for Reproductive Health

Right wing and nationalist parties are on the rise in Europe, prompting fears about a clampdown on abortion access. How worried should women be?
Kat Lister
10.18.16