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abortion

The Underground Network That Helped Women Get Abortions When No One Else Would

The Jane Collective created clandestine abortion access before Roe v. Wade, and its ethos persists in networks of volunteers aiding abortion seekers today.
Claire Lampen
1.29.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

What It Was Like Getting an Illegal Abortion as a Teenager

One woman shares her story of what it was like getting an abortion before Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized the procedure in the US.
Broadly Staff
1.26.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

'I'd Never Had Such Pain in My Life': On Getting a Botched, Illegal Abortion

One woman shares her story of what it was like getting an abortion before Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized the procedure in the US.
Broadly Staff
1.26.18
roe v. wade
roe v. wade

6 Women Share Their Harrowing Stories of Illegal Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

These stories—of waking up in pools of blood, of coat hanger abortions performed at home, of serious and agonizing medical complications—show what's at stake in the fight to keep abortion legal.
Melissa Madera
1.22.18
history
history

Playboy Campaigned for Abortion Rights While Railing Against Women

The men's magazine recently rebranded as "Entertainment for All," prompting skepticism from some. But Playboy's relationship to the liberal feminist movement is longer and more nuanced than most people realize.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.30.17
abortion
abortion

Oregon Becomes the First State to Make Abortion Accessible to All Women

Oregon just passed a law requiring insurance providers cover the full cost of abortion with no exceptions. The landmark move ensures that all Oregonians—documented or not—have full access to reproductive health care for the first time in history.
Leila Ettachfini
8.16.17
saddest calendar on the internet
saddest calendar on the internet

Trump Reinstates Reagan-Era Abortion Restriction, Somehow Makes It Worse

Day One on the Donald Trump check list: Revive and expand upon legislation that could harm and kill millions of women around the world.
Amanda Arnold
1.27.17
politics
politics

Women Prepare for Years of Fighting as Trump Begins to Attack Abortion Rights

On January 21, millions of women throughout the world stood in protest of President Trump. On the 22nd, they celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On the 23rd, he reinstated an abortion restriction from the 1980s.
Callie Beusman
1.23.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

A State-by-State Look at What Will Happen if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

More than 37 million women in 33 states could lose their right to make choices about their own bodies.
Kimberly Lawson
1.23.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

'We Must Take Action': An Abortion Doctor in the South on the Future Under Trump

Dr. Willie Parker works as an abortion provider in Alabama and Mississippi, the latter of which has just one clinic remaining. He's also the board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health. In an op-ed, he reflects on the devastating threat of a...
Dr. Willie Parker
11.23.16
Trump
Trump

How a Trump Presidency Will Eviscerate Your Abortion Rights

Trump wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade, and his running mate once tried to legally require funerals for fetuses. Welcome to your next four years.
Callie Beusman
11.9.16
politics
politics

Beyond Roe v. Wade: Five Other Standout Cases that Defined Abortion Rights

On the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we look back at the other landmark cases that dramatically affected abortion rights in the United States.
Starre Vartan
1.22.16