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Elizabeth Banks, Dascha Polanco, Retta and Others Narrate Women's Abortion Stories 

In a series of videos for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Elizabeth Banks, Dascha Polanco, and Retta among others narrate the abortion stories of American women. The stories, submitted by women across America, show the continued importance of abortion access. The series—called Draw the Line Monologues—nicely…

Remembering the Decades-Long Abortion Fight You Weren't Alive to Witness

Over the past few years—well, frankly, since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973—we’ve seen a proliferation of evidence that a woman’s right to have an abortion is actively being curtailed by our nation’s representatives. But it’s easy to forget that if you lived before 1973, your lifetime likely spanned…

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Planned Parenthood Files Federal Lawsuit Against Group Behind Undercover Sting Videos 

Planned Parenthood’s California affiliate filed a civil lawsuit Thursday against the people behind the Center for Medical Progress, the anti-abortion group who made a series of undercover videos targeting PP. The lawsuit accuses the CMP and its officers of violating federal racketeering laws, as well as both federal…

Led By New York, Cities Tell Supreme Court How Texas Abortion Laws Will Hurt Them Too 

The Supreme Court is currently considering the case of abortion provider Whole Woman’s Health, which is arguing that HB 2, Texas’ mammoth anti-abortion bill, is unconstitutional. The outcome of the case could determine abortion access for a generation, and not just in Texas. Monday evening, a group of cities including…

Texas Just Made It Much, Much Harder For Abused or Neglected Minors to Get an Abortion 

In May of this year, Texas passed HB 3994, a law making it nearly impossible for pregnant minors to obtain abortions without parental consent. For good measure, the Texas Supreme Court has now released an additional set of rules that could land those pregnant minors in legal limbo pretty much forever, or at least—as…