Roe v. Wade
How State Health Departments Are Closing Abortion Clinics: Five Key Takeaways
We've highlighted the five major conclusions of Pacific Standard's latest investigation.
How Health Officials in Pro-Life States Are Quietly Dismantling Abortion Access
Without the fanfare of a bill signing or a Supreme Court decision, the first state without an abortion clinic is in sight.
Advocates for Self-Managed Abortions Are Preparing for a Post-Roe World
Activists are trying to help women navigate the complicated legal landscape around misoprostol and mifepristone, "essential medicines" according to the World Health Organization.
'We're a Divided Nation': Pro-Life Leaders on This Year's Abortion Laws
This spring's sweeping abortion bans represent the greatest assault on abortion rights since Roe v. Wade.
Does It Make a Difference When Politicians Tell Their Abortion Stories?
Abortion storytelling projects, aimed at reducing stigma, have proliferated in recent years, but what's their real effect on public opinion?
'These Maternal Deaths Could Have Been Avoided': A Closer Look at the Major New Study Finding That Abortions Don't Harm Women's Health
This research is particularly important at a time when states across the country are passing new laws concerning abortion.
Why Some Cities Are Using Zoning Laws to Restrict Abortion Access
While abortion is often talked about in ideological terms, in many states it's a lack of brick-and-mortar clinics that prevents women from seeking the care they need.
What Happens When Regional Access to Abortion Is Cut Off?
As Republican legislatures pass bills limiting reproductive rights, women are being forced to travel farther from home to obtain the care they need.
Why Pro-Choice Groups Vastly Outspend Pro-Life Groups in Political Campaigns
By some measures, pro-choice groups outspend their pro-life counterparts by as much as 10-to-one. But it all depends on what you count as an abortion policy group.
Where Will Abortion Be Illegal If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?
Here's what will happen to abortion access in your state if the Supreme Court decision ensuring legal abortion throughout America is overturned.
The Future of Abortion Access: An Essential Reading List
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of a measure that would effectively ban abortion in the state. Here's a selection of Pacific Standard stories about recent challenges to abortion access.
Alabama Is Poised to Pass an Outright Ban on Abortion
Georgia's governor has also signed a six-week ban, giving the Supreme Court yet more opportunities to overturn Roe v. Wade.
How Six-Week Abortion Bans Are Fueling a 'Radical' Year for Abortion Law
The bans mark an unprecedented year for abortion legislation—and a potential political turning point.
Why We're Still Fighting Over the Equal Rights Amendment in 2019
The amendment was originally defeated in the late 1970s, and today's reignited movement to ratify it has much in common with the earlier fight.
What Will Alabama's 'Baby Roe' Lawsuit Mean for the Abortion Debate?
The headline-grabbing wrongful death case over an aborted embryo taps into the "fetal personhood" movement that's currently gaining momentum.
The Future of Abortion in America Is in Chief Justice John Roberts' Hands
After a surprising vote to stay a Louisiana law, the future of women's constitutional right to abortion appears to hang on the judgment of a single man.
A Virginia Bill to Reduce Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Spurs an Outcry
A bill put forth in Virginia that would have eliminated certain requirements on late-term abortions in the state has prompted outcries of infanticide among its critics.
2019 Could Be a 'Watershed Year' for Abortion Legislation
If 2018 was a wake-up call, 2019 is set to be a reckoning.
What Will Brett Kavanaugh's Influence on American Politics Actually Be?
The new Supreme Court justice may not have the effect on liberal causes that some fear—that move to the right has already occurred.
The Legal Strategy Behind Alabama and West Virginia's New Anti-Abortion Amendments
Both amendments were patterned after a successful policy change in Tennessee.
What Does Kavanaugh's Confirmation Mean for Women's Reproductive Rights?
The deeply conservative judge's position on the court is one of many threats toward abortion rights.
Key Takeaways From Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Controversial Emails
Here's what you need to know about the confidential documents that Democratic senators have released to the public.