Author: Becca Andrews

Clinics in States With Trigger Laws Are Already Shutting Down

The Supreme Court has, as anticipated, overturned the federal right to abortion as established in Roe v. Wade, allowing states that have been waiting for this moment to make their moves to ban abortion. However, as the timeline is unclear in some of those states, some clinics are immediately closing their doors to avoid pricey […]

I Watched Them Celebrate

On the day that Roe officially died, a small cluster of white men were planted on the sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood in Nashville, as usual. The clinic was closed, though a communications official there told Mother Jones that he could not immediately comment as to why. Three of the men wore long-sleeved sun-protective blue shirts […]

SCOTUS Finally Made it Official: Roe Is Dead

Well, folks, the decision is here. As expected, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 in favor of bypassing the precedents established in the 1973 Roe v. Wade and 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey rulings and upholding a law passed by Mississippi in 2019 that bans abortion at 15 […]

Medication Abortion Will Be Crucial in a Post-Roe World. But It’s Not the Magic Fix Many Think It Is.

Ever since it became evident that Roe is likely to fall in the coming weeks, activists and folks who are generally interested in preserving abortion access have heralded medication abortion as the great solution to the end of legal abortion. And it’s true—mifespristone and misoprostol have a lot of advantages that will surely come in handy […]

Report: A Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Signals the Justices Are About to Overturn Roe v. Wade

For years, abortion rights advocates have been warning about the fall of Roe v. Wade, and abortion opponents have been pledging to bring it about. Well, that time is apparently right around the corner. According to a shocking scoop from Politico on Monday night, the draft decision of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, written by Justice […]

The Supreme Court Is Debating Texas’ Abortion Law. They Should Hear These Agonizing Stories.

After months of punting, and repeated insistence for action from the Department of Justice, today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments challenging and defending Texas’ new abortion law. The court will address it through a pair of cases—Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas.  Senate Bill 8, which went into effect in September, bans […]