Texas and Ohio have ordered a stop to abortions, saying they’re not essential medical services. Other states will follow. Right-wing forces are using the pandemic as a pretext to crack down dramatically on abortion rights. We can’t let them.
Faced with the spread of draconian anti-abortion laws in the South and Midwest, and the chance the Supreme Court may deliver a watershed ruling on abortion in 2020, Planned Parenthood has launched a massive campaign focusing on the 2020 elections.
Some 14 states are using public dollars to fund so-called "crisis pregnancy centers," which pose as legitimate medical facilities, when in fact their true function is to deter people from seeking abortion, often by providing false information.
Adrian Horton , Tom McCarthy and Jessica Glenza
Opinion polls say a majority of voters support legal abortion; yet Republican-controlled legislatures continue to pass laws banning it. One key reason for the minority rule displayed in this recent flurry of anti-abortion measures is gerrymandering.
While US statehouses pass extremist anti-abortion legislation, the Trump Administration has taken its war on abortion worldwide, cutting off funding to any overseas organization or clinic that will not agree to a complete ban on even discussing it.
We need an energetic movement that will fight for abortion without reservation. And that means reclaiming its radical roots—and reclaiming it from big national organizations, including the Democratic Party.
The anti-abortion activist appointed by Donald Trump to head the US agency that detains undocumented immigrant children weighed using a highly contentious untested technique to stop a teenager from completing an abortion that was already in process.
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