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Restrictions Make Abortions Harder and Later, Not Less Common

By Charlie Gaeta Many pro-life politicians believe that if they make abortions harder to obtain in their state by closing down providers like Planned Parenthood, or by refusing to expand Medicaid so that it does not cover abortions, the number of abortions will go down. A┬ánew study finds that this is not making abortions less […]

Want to Win on Abortion? Acknowledge the Contributions of Women of Color and Embrace Our Values-Based Approach

By Destiny Lopez and Silvia Henriquez Women of color who have shaped and are leading the fight for abortion rights and reproductive justice today have not always been recognized for our innovation, strategic insights, and transformative achievements. We have charged forward anyway, while also transforming the terms of the fight. Unfortunately, our history, our political […]

Want to Win on Abortion? Talk About It as an Issue of Love, Compassion

By Yamani Hernandez Eleven years ago I joined the fight for abortion access, after a 14-year-old parent, pregnant again by an adult, told me it was cheaper to pay friends $10 each to beat her up and force miscarriage than it was to afford an abortion. She said she would lose her housing if she […]

What We Can Learn From the Clergy Who Helped Women Get Abortions Before Roe

By Revered A. Faye London In the time before Roe v. Wade established the legal right to abortion in the US, women were dying because they couldn’t access safe abortion care, and faith leaders stepped in to help. On May 22, 1967, an article appeared on the front page of The New York Times announcing […]

Anti-Abortion Democrats Put Women at Risk

By Amy Irvin As the Democratic Party continues soul-searching for how to rebuild after 2016, the debate regarding the centrality of abortion rights to progressive economic politics has reared its ugly head. Progressive leaders like Bernie Sanders and Democratic Party leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have dismissed the critical importance of abortion access, […]