reproductive rights

At a Georgia Clinic, Abortion Bill Causes Uncertainty and Fear

House Bill 481, which proposes making abortion illegal after around six weeks, is adding to a national debate around "fetal heartbeat" bills. But at a women's health center in Atlanta, it's already stirring very real worry and confusion for patients.
Kimberly Lawson
prison reform

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Kimberly Lawson

Oprah Winfrey Fires Back at Racist Robocalls Made Against Stacey Abrams

Georgia constituents received automated calls from an Oprah impersonator antagonizing Stacey Abrams' campaign with virulent racism. This is how the media mogul responded.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark

Women Candidates Are Aligning to Turn Georgia Blue

Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is campaigning alongside Lucy McBath in Georgia's 6th congressional district, Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia's 7th, and other women running down ballot to drive Democratic turnout across the state.
Marie Solis

The Eyes of the World Are on Democratic Candidate Lucy McBath

Georgia's 6th congressional district is a ripe opportunity for Democrats to flip one of the 23 seats they need to regain the House. Democratic candidate Lucy McBath plans to be the one to do it.
Marie Solis

My State Has the Highest Maternal Death Rate—Stacey Abrams Plans to Change That

Georgia is one of 17 states that has not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. By refusing to do so, the state turned away federal funding that would essentially open the door for people like me to access health care.
Kimberly Lawson

This Queer, Black Georgia Lawmaker Refuses to Be Called a 'Politician'

Rep. Park Cannon faces an uphill battle in the Georgia House as a pro-choice progressive and the youngest lawmaker in the state. Still, she says she wouldn’t want to legislate anywhere else.
Leila Ettachfini
human trafficking

Inside an Immersive Theater Project Confronting Sex Trafficking in Suburbia

I visited a human trafficking "horror house" in Georgia that aims to shed light on the often-overlooked issue.
Kimberly Lawson
Power to the Polls

Stacey Abrams Wants People to 'See Themselves Reflected in Those Who Lead Them'

"I can say without equivocation that I bring the strongest set of skills and the broadest set of experiences to the table," says Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. "I am ready to be governor on day one."
Linda Yang

GOP Rep Warns Black Woman She'll 'Go Missing' for Confederate Statue Views

"This is Georgia's history. #DealWithIt," Republican state legislator Jason Spencer wrote.
Gabby Bess

Hundreds of High School Students Groped During Illegal Drug Search, Suit Alleges

Nine hundred students at a Georgia high school were allegedly invasively searched without a warrant or probably cause in a four-hour, school-wide sweep for drugs.
Kimberly Lawson

For Domestic Violence Victims, Calling 911 for Help Isn't Free

A lawsuit alleges that a city in Georgia is punishing women who call the police with fines and jail time if they don't want to prosecute their attackers.
Gabby Bess