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Emily Alford Emily Alford Jul 15, 2019.

New York City Will Pay Abortion Costs for Those Traveling From Other States

New York City Will Pay Abortion Costs for Those Traveling From Other States

New York City has set aside $250,000 to cover abortion expenses for uninsured people with a third of the money specifically earmarked for those traveling from outside the city seeking access to safe and legal abortion. The fund makes New York the first city in the country to designate money specifically for abortions.

The relatively small amount will probably help around 500 people get...

Esther Wang Esther Wang Jul 03, 2019.

Sen. Orrin Hatch on Kavanaugh Protesters: 'We Shouldn't Have to Put Up With This Kind of Stuff'

Sen. Orrin Hatch on Kavanaugh Protesters: 'We Shouldn't Have to Put Up With This Kind of Stuff'

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings began on Tuesday morning, and they’re off to quite a contentious start. Starting with the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s attempt to temporarily delay the proceedings, a group of protesters then began steadily interrupted the flow of the hearing, calling out their opposition to Kavanaugh’s conservative politics ....

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jun 07, 2019. 7 comments

'I Effectively Have Become an Instrument of State Abuse of Power': Abortion in Missouri Now

'I Effectively Have Become an Instrument of State Abuse of Power': Abortion in Missouri Now

In Missouri, where the state’s last remaining abortion clinic is in a legal battle to keep its doors open , Republicans have imposed another invasive and unnecessary requirement for anyone obtaining an abortion: now, patients must undergo a pelvic exam at least 72 hours prior to the procedure.

A pelvic exam “includes putting your fingers and other instruments in the vagina, when really that...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta May 23, 2019. 9 comments

Nevada Lawmakers Poised to Remove Series of Abortion Restrictions

Nevada Lawmakers Poised to Remove Series of Abortion Restrictions

Nevada’s state assembly just passed a bill removing a series of restrictions on abortions, including requirements that a patient be told about the “physical and emotional implications” of having an abortion, that “a physician certify a pregnant woman’s marital status and age before performing an abortion,” and that a provider inform the patient of the “consequences” of having an...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta May 21, 2019. 19 comments

If Roe Falls, Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Next

If Roe Falls, Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Next

In the past several weeks, Republicans in Alabama, Missouri, and Georgia have pushed through a series of horrifying bills that effectively ban abortion and criminalize the procedure, a bald attempt to trigger a legal challenge with the hope of eroding or outright overturning Roe. While the bans are particularly extreme, the reality is that these bills, and others like them, are a culmination...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta May 16, 2019. 23 comments

So What Happens Now?

So What Happens Now?

On Tuesday evening, just a week after Georgia’s governor signed a bill criminalizing abortions at six weeks, Alabama’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a bill that, if signed and enacted, could jail doctors for up to 99 years for performing or attempting to perform an abortion at any point during a pregnancy—making only one exception for life endangerment. It’s brazen, and that’s the...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jan 23, 2019. 7 comments

New York Dems Move to Protect Abortion Rights 

New York Dems Move to Protect Abortion Rights 

On the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, amid a landscape in which the fate of abortion rights becomes increasingly uncertain, a nearly decade-long effort to amend an archaic New York state law came one major step closer to fruition. The New York State Senate voted Tuesday to pass the Reproductive Health Act, amending a law that effectively criminalizes self-managed abortions and abortions...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jan 23, 2019. 17 comments

46 Years Later

46 Years Later
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

It’s the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:What [Reuters]Is [New York Times]Different [New Yorker]And [AM New York]What [New York Times]Is [The Nation]The [Vice]Same? [Associated Press]
Here are some tweets the president was allowed to...

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Jan 23, 2019. 12 comments

The Deep Ties Between the Catholic Anti-Abortion Movement and Racial Segregation

The Deep Ties Between the Catholic Anti-Abortion Movement and Racial Segregation

The video of MAGA hat-wearing Covington Catholic High School students, who were in Washington DC for the March for Life, in a tense standoff with Black Israelites and a Native American contingent from the Indigenous People’s March, has become hotly debated national news.

Though the close focus is on the immediate chain of events, it’s important to note the historical intersection of...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jan 23, 2019. 14 comments

Running in Place

Running in Place

My first job in journalism, in 2013, was called something like “assistant lifestyle editor” and involved blogging six to eight times a day about topics ranging from the couches on Mad Men to a dolphin that got stuck in a heavily polluted waterway in New York City. I wanted to write about politics, and sometimes did, but was mostly steered back to making very embarrassing lists of celebrities...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Jan 23, 2019. 13 comments

What Happens When a Woman Is Erased

What Happens When a Woman Is Erased

Forty-six years after the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade affirmed the constitutional right to obtain an abortion, the protections of Roe are growing increasingly fictive.

In 1992, the Supreme Court ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, while affirming that abortion was still a constitutional right, gave states the ability to regulate abortions. It was, as one scholar has written, “a...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jan 16, 2019. 21 comments

Let's Laugh at the Roe v. Wade Movie Trailer

Let's Laugh at the Roe v. Wade Movie Trailer

The trailer for that batshit anti-abortion film Roe v. Wade is here, and it’s incredible.

The movie, which is not a parody but a wholly serious endeavor co-directed and co-written by entrepreneur Nick Loeb (yes, Sofia Vergara’s ex who continues to dick her around over her frozen embryos ), stars a string of Hollywood’s finest conservative D-listers including Jon Voight, Stacey...

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Whitney Kimball Whitney Kimball Sep 17, 2018. 19 comments

Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward to the Washington Post With Her Full Story 

Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward to the Washington Post With Her Full Story 

As we have squarely arrived in the eighth circle of hell that is Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, the author of a confidential letter alleging sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, has come forward to set the record straight. The Post reports that Ford sent the paper a tip in July, but refused to speak on the record for fear of backlash against her family and eventually...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Sep 06, 2018. 23 comments

Brett Kavanaugh Will Kill Abortion Rights With a Smile 

Brett Kavanaugh Will Kill Abortion Rights With a Smile 

The steady erosion of abortion rights in the United States has been nothing if not subtle; through the last decade, a certain kind of restraint has generally been rewarded in the anti-abortion movement. Sweeping bans—at 15 weeks , sometimes earlier —tend to fail for being unconstitutional on their face. But waiting periods, counseling requirements, insurance restrictions, and prohibitions on...

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Sep 04, 2018. 23 comments

Life Before Roe: The Story of a 'Back-Alley Abortionist'

Life Before Roe: The Story of a 'Back-Alley Abortionist'

Last summer, I received the first of a string of emails from Joseph Blaine, a man who wanted to share his story with me: despite his lack of medical training, in the decade before Roe v. Wade, he provided illegal abortions. “I am most eager to confess,” Blaine’s first email read, “just how bad it was, with infections, perforations, and deaths of women [and] children.”

Blaine performed illegal...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Jul 20, 2018. 20 comments

What the Fuck Is This Roe v. Wade Movie?

What the Fuck Is This <i>Roe v. Wade</i> Movie?

On June 11, NOLA.com reported on the production of a “Roe v. Wade movie” that was filming in New Orleans. On July 3, The Hollywood Reporter revealed more details of said production, describing the film as a “secret Roe v. Wade movie” that appears to be slanted pro-life, has been riddled with production issues, and features some of the confirmed worst people on the planet. Lots of information...

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Lauren Evans Lauren Evans Jul 03, 2018. 20 comments

Senator Susan Collins Is Getting a Ton of Coat Hangers at Her Office Right Now

Senator Susan Collins Is Getting a Ton of Coat Hangers at Her Office Right Now

Senator Susan Collins is receiving a loud and clear message about the potential Supreme Court nominees she should and should not support, with pro-choice advocates having taken to sending coat hangers to her office as a statement about the risks of overturning Roe v. Wade.

Collins, a Republican whose vote will be crucial to determining who fills the seat of outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy,...

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Ellie Shechet Ellie Shechet Jul 03, 2018. 15 comments

Trump on Roe v. Wade: 'You Never Know How That's Gonna Turn Out' 

Trump on <i>Roe v. Wade</i>: 'You Never Know How That's Gonna Turn Out' 

In an interview with Fox News, the president did his best to hold his cards close to his vest as to whether he’s vetting Supreme Court nominees based on their position on overturning Roe v. Wade—which is to say, he was extremely candid about his administration’s strategy.

“Are you going to ask your nominees beforehand how they might vote on Roe v. Wade?” Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked...

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Stassa Edwards Stassa Edwards Jul 02, 2018. 20 comments

Before Roe

Before <i>Roe</i>

Before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the first trimester with its landmark ruling in 1973's Roe v. Wade, an estimated 1.2 million American women annually turned to illegal abortion to terminate a pregnancy. Before Roe, an estimated 5,000 of those women died every year from those unsafe abortions. Before Roe, womentraded recipes for abortifacients , hoping that they would be safe but...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jun 29, 2018. 24 comments

'After' Roe Is Now

'After' <i>Roe </i>Is Now

What if Roe v. Wade falls?

By the time I found out I was pregnant I was about 13 or 14 weeks along, and I knew I didn’t want to have another child right then. I remember thinking that I would just use my insurance, my Medicaid, to pay for the procedure. That wasn’t the case, obviously. I couldn’t use it, and I couldn’t come up with the money. I couldn’t even borrow the money.

There was no...

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