It’s almost impossible to overstate how terrible the past 12 months have been for abortion providers: They’ve seen maliciously edited videos intended to deceive people into thinking abortion clinics sell baby parts; a huge spike in harassment and threats directed at providers and medical researchers; the longest sustained terrorist shoot-out in American history, resulting in three people being killed and nine injured at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood; seemingly endless congressional investigations that have produced invasive subpoenas into providers and their allies’ practices; state investigations into abortion funding and fetal-tissue disposal; scores of new anti-abortion legislation; and more.

Publication Name: Rolling Stone