abortion

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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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Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.

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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.

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The Rise of DIY Abortions

With abortion access limited in many states, should some home abortions still be a crime?

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Frogs

An obstetrician (and abortionist) makes the decision to marry. An excerpt from Wa, the most recent novel from this year's Nobel Prize in Literature winner.

"Aunty said that in all her years as a medical provider, traveling up and down remote paths late at night, she'd never once felt afraid. But that night she was terror-stricken."

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Eric Rudolph Slept Here

How did the most wanted man in America, the serial bomber behind the Atlanta Olympics explosion, survive for five years in the North Carolina woods? And was he helped?

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The Right Not to Know

One woman’s ordeal with Texas’ new sonogram law.

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The Conversion

An examination of Mitt Romney’s record on abortion.

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Susan B. Anthony's Hit List

On the Susan B. Anthony List, the anti-choice power broker:

In a year when 11 women are running for the U.S. Senate, including six pro-choice Democratic incumbents, the efforts of a group founded by second-wave feminists, named for a first-wave feminist, could once again be a major force in reducing female representation in Congress.

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Birthright

The politics of Planned Parenthood.

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The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy

What is it about terminating half a twin pregnancy that seems more controversial than reducing triplets to twins or aborting a single fetus? After all, the math’s the same either way: one fewer fetus. Perhaps it’s because twin reduction (unlike abortion) involves selecting one fetus over another, when either one is equally wanted. Perhaps it’s our culture’s idealized notion of twins as lifelong soul mates, two halves of one whole. Or perhaps it’s because the desire for more choices conflicts with our discomfort about meddling with ever more aspects of reproduction.
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The Abortionist

Doc moves quickly. He takes off his windbreaker, tosses his leather bag on the counter and unzips it. He pulls out a slate-blue polyester vest, V-necked, with six buttons. He raises his arms and jumps into it and then says, with an air of deep satisfaction, "Aah." Doc is proud of his bulletproof vest.
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Lucky Girl

The odyssey of trying to have an illegal abortion 1962.

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Six Pregnancy Tests in One Week

With Washington State debating a bill that would force Christian pregnancy centers to be more forthright about their anti-abortion agenda, a pair of reporters hear firsthand what the centers are telling young women.