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Why States Rushed to Protect Abortion in 2019

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

AA woman’s right to choose was under siege in 2019. Emboldened by the new conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court, anti-abortion advocates entered a new phase of their fight, enacting aggressive measures

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Andrea González-Ramírez

Andrea González-Ramírez

Award-winning Puerto Rican journalist. Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Formerly GEN, Refinery29, and more. Read my work: https://www.thecut.com/

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