“There Is No Good News Around Roe in 2022”: Alison Leiby on Performing Oh God, a Show About Abortion

Alison Leiby stars in this year’s breakout comedy performance, Oh God, a Show About Abortion† It’s a 70-minute rumination on what happened when she found out she was pregnant—at the age of 35, by someone she was not in a relationship with—while on tour in Missouri in 2019. Maybe asking what happened makes it sound … Read more

“Bans Off Our Bodies” Rallies Draw Abortion-Rights Supporters Expressing Anger, Defiance, and Unity

“If it’s a fight they want, it’s a fight they’ll get,” said Rachel Carmonaexecutive director of the Women’s March. Tens of thousands of demonstrators from coast to coast were expected to mobilize on Saturday following a leaked draft opinion first reported by Politico that at least five members of the Supreme Court are aiming to … Read more

Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Ariana DeBose, and a Cascade of A-List Artists Team With Planned Parenthood

“WE WILL NOT GO BACK—AND WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN.” So says a defiant statement organized by Planned Parenthood and placed in a full-page ad in Friday’s New York Times† With the hashtag #BansOffOurBodies, 160 young recording artists signed their names to the message stating, “We are Artists. creators. Storytellers. We are the new generation … Read more

Amid Nationwide Formula Shortage, “Pro-Life” Republicans Suggest Letting Migrant Babies Starve to Death

The United States is in the midst of a massive formula crisis affecting some of the most vulnerable members of the population: babies. A perfect storm of numerous factors—pandemic-related supply chain delays; government bureaucracy; the stranglehold that just a few companies hold on the formula market; the closure of one of the biggest formula-manufacturing plants … Read more

Mitch McConnell on Abortion: It’s the Supreme Court’s Job to Issue Rulings Americans Don’t Want

One of the most outrageous aspects of the news that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade is the fact that—despite what some conservatives would have people believe—a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases and want to see the landmark decision upheld. But according to … Read more

In Case You’re Wondering, Nancy Pelosi Is Still Supporting the Only Antiabortion House Democrat

House Speaker Nancy Pelosic was asked why she is still supporting Representative Henry Cuellar, the conservative Texas Democrat whose house and campaign office were recently raided by the FBI, for reelection, and she said she is. Then, in a mind-boggling moment during Thursday’s press conference, Pelosi took the time to also remind everyone that in … Read more

GOP Governors Demand Protesters Be Banned From Homes of Supreme Court Justices Taking Up Residence in Women’s Bodies

after Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, antiabortion activists began engaging in horrific acts of violence. Since 1977, when the National Abortion Federation started tracking such statistics, 11 abortion providers have been killed, with an additional 26 attempts on people’s lives. There have been 42 abortion clinic bombings and 194 acts of arson. This … Read more

If Abortion Becomes Banned, Women Still Have Some Options

Emma, ​​29, Texas. Elizabeth Nash, state policy analyst, Guttmacher Institute. Jessica Arons, JD, senior policy counsel, American Civil Liberties Union. Guttmacher Institute: “Medication Abortion Now Accounts for More Than Half of All U.S. Abortions.” World Health Organization, Abortion care guideline: “Medical management of induced abortion: Recommendations 27-30 (3.4.2).” Diane Horvath, MD, OB/GYN, Baltimore. Meera Shah, … Read more

Don’t Hold Your Breath for a Supreme Court Leak Investigation

Last week, hours after Politico published a stunning leaked draft opinion indicating that the Supreme Court was set to overturn Roe v. WadeChief Justice John Roberts called on the high court’s marshal to open an investigation into the source of this “singular and egregious breach” of trust. How the marshal would enforce the probe was … Read more

Senator Ron Johnson Tells Pregnant People to Suck It Up and Go Out of State for an Abortion If They Want One

In the very near future, millions of people’s lives will be transformed when the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, as it is expected to do. In addition to obliterating the constitutional right to an abortion, the reversal of almost 50 years of precedent will likely result in a near or total ban on the … Read more