Just in Time for a Landmark Abortion Case, It's the 143rd Anniversary of the Comstock Act

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. The justices’ decision will have major ramifications. It’s fitting timing: On this day in 1873, Congress passed the Comstock Act, which was used for decades to prevent the distribution of reliable information about…

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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…