By 1994, when Roe v. Wade‘s majority opinion author Justice Harry Blackmun retired from the Supreme Court, more than 70,000 Americans had poured out their approval, outrage, and ambivalence in letters to him, a sample of which are stored at the Library of Congress.
As more people share their abortion stories this year, let’s ensure the policy agenda advocates are pushing for addresses the full spectrum of needs laid bare in these stories.
Forty-two years after the Supreme Court’s historic decision affirming a woman’s right to choose an abortion, access to reproductive health care remains out of reach for a majority of Americans.
In this comical response to “The Apology,” an “abortion regret” video in which men apologize for “having abortions,” these women apologize for the ridiculousness of the men who apologized for their supposed abortions.
As a provider, I will celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by discussing abortion in order to highlight just how unnecessary—and potentially dangerous—the anti-choice restrictions sweeping the country truly are for women and their families.
Lawmakers in West Virginia introduced a bill Tuesday mirroring the 20-week abortion ban legislation introduced by Congress. HB 2153, the deceptively named Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, would make illegal abortions after 20 weeks after fertilization, except when the pregnant person’s health is at serious risk.
Over the past few years, the three abortion clinics I run across the South have been struggling financially and legally. Roe v. Wade turns 42 this year. How did this we end up in this mess?
Since the Supreme Court gave people in the United States the legal right to abortion care with Roe v. Wade 42 years ago, residents of historically “safe” states have too frequently taken our access to reproductive rights for granted.
Tennessee lawmakers have introduced multiple anti-choice bills in the wake of a constitutional amendment approved by voters that permits state lawmakers to pass laws regulating abortion.
Reproductive rights organizations are calling on President Obama to fix a global health policy that is restricting women’s access to abortion more than the law actually requires.