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SCOTUS Poised to Enter Medical Abortion Ban Debate

Even with a packed docket, the Roberts Court could find room to take up important cases on pregnant workers' rights as well as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

On Thursday the Supreme Court signaled it was ready to consider more restrictions on abortion rights.

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Republican Massachusetts Senate Candidate Opens Up on Forced Waiting Periods

Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez.

At Wednesday’s debate Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez gave some indication of how he would vote on reproductive health policy, a topic that he has been reluctant to discuss in detail on the campaign trail.

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T.R.M. Howard: Civil Rights Rabble-Rouser, Abortion Provider

Forty years ago, the March 22, 1973 issue of Jet magazine featured Dr. T.R.M. Howard and a staffer attending a prostrate female patient on its cover, all under a yellow headline: “Legal Abortion: Is it Genocide or Blessing in Disguise?” This remarkable image reportedly depicts preparations for one of the first legal abortions in Illinois (though it could also have been staged).

Just two months after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the Roe v. Wade decision and a week after Illinois OKed the procedure on its soil, Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason (or T.R.M.) Howard began performing legal abortions at his Friendship Medical Center in Chicago.

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Learning the Right Lessons From the Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Disaster

Gosnell’s clinic is an extreme version of what I call “rogue clinics,” facilities that today prey on women, primarily women of color and often immigrants, in low-income communities.

Gosnell’s clinic is an extreme version of what I call “rogue clinics,” facilities that today prey on women, primarily women of color and often immigrants, in low-income communities.

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On Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, Abortion Rights Activists Will Honor Access While Opponents Try to Take It Away

Heartbeat ban-promoting balloons in Ohio.

Pro-choice and anti-choice advocates will be busy at the New Hampshire state house on Valentine’s Day this year.

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Forty Years After Roe, “Choice” No Longer Means Much in Michigan

Protesters outside the Michigan Capitol in June. (Rick Pluta/Michigan Public Radio Network)

The meaning of “choice” here in Michigan—as in many other states in the country—has eroded a great deal since that day 40 years ago when the Roe decision was handed down. How did we end up here? And more importantly, how do we move forward?

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The Haves and Have-Nots of Abortion

(Tennessee Guerilla Women)

A lot of women seem to be embracing single motherhood because they’ve absorbed their community’s hostility to abortion. But college-educated liberal women generally feel okay about abortion to prevent it, leading to a growing economic and social rift between women.

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Legal Roundup: On Roe Anniversary Legal Attacks on Reproductive Rights Increase

(Jezebel)

The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.

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Roe is About Women’s Rights

Roe also acknowledges a related fact: until its passage women’s bodies, legally speaking, functioned like production facilities, holding tanks, regulated environments, the property of the men who impregnated them.

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A Response to Time Magazine: Young People Are Not Fragmenting the Pro-Choice Movement

It may be true that the pro-choice movement is “more fragmented than it’s ever been,” but this is not because young people are clamoring to overthrow those who are running legacy organizations.

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