Tag: abortion

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What Having an Abortion in 1959 Was Like

A grandmother tells her story.

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Abortion: Not Easy, Not Sorry

“I want to tell a different story, the more common yet strangely hidden one, which is that I don’t feel guilty and tortured about my abortion. Or rather, my abortions. There, I said it.”

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Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.

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My Year As an Abortion Doula

At the bedside when a pregnancy ends.

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The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion

Almost 40 percent of the world’s population lives in countries with limits on abortion. Activists like Rebecca Gompert imagine a future where those limits are meaningless because most abortions happen at home.

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A Botched Operation

How a substandard abortion provider stays in business.

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'I'm Showing My Son Mercy'

Ending a pregnancy in the most “pro-life” state in America.

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Mercenary for Justice

How an informant helped authorities nab a notorious anti-abortion activist.

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Private Ceremonies

The author, an abortion counselor, was 40 and pregnant when a conflicted Catholic woman came to her clinic.

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The Missionary Movement to 'Save' Black Babies

How a network of evangelical Christian crisis pregnancy centers turned the complex reality behind black abortion rates into a single, fictional story.

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Faith Healers

How mergers between Catholic institutions and secular hospitals are changing the nature of health care.

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The Accidental Activist

On Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, who left Pro-Choice activism for born-again Christianity and a strange life of financial opportunism.