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The call to women: Bring us more babies!

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Conservatives enacted aggressive abortion restrictions in 2019, but a record number of states fought back

Demonstrators in support of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside of the last clinic in St. Louis, Missouri on May 30, 2019. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images


Reproductive rights, women’s rights, and transgender rights are not competing for causes — they are one and the same

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Jessica Valenti

Acting “dangerously” while pregnant could get you arrested

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It seems unlikely that anti-abortion advocates will be able to go beyond abortion-restricting legislation at the state level

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Jessica Valenti

Men on the left can’t afford to be as uninformed about abortion as men on the right are. Time to study up.

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Jessica Valenti

We know because women are already being punished

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Jessica Valenti

The anti-choice movement used to pretend it cared about women. Now it doesn’t have to.

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Jessica Valenti

The GOP’s goal has never been to stop late abortions, but to stop all abortions

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I protested abortion for years. But when I saw how the movement’s beliefs harm women, I realized I had to get out.

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