‘This Is Censorship’: Pinterest Is Latest Tech Company Dragged Into Culture Wars

An effort by the social media company Pinterest to limit the spread of medical conspiracy theories has blocked one of the most prominent anti-abortion groups in the U.S. from sharing its content on the site. And it’s put the social media company squarely in the middle of today’s culture wars. The anti-abortion organization, Live Action, […]

Joe Biden Still Supports the Hyde Amendment—and 2020 Democrats Pounce

Joe Biden is breaking with many of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination by maintaining support for a four-decade rule that prohibits paying for abortions with federal funds. Biden’s campaign said in a statement that the former vice president is sticking with his long-standing backing of the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which has been routinely […]

These Are the States That Passed ‘Heartbeat Bills’

Louisiana became the next state likely to pass a “heartbeat bill” this week, aiming to ban abortion as soon as a “fetal heartbeat” is detected. This provision amounts to a near total ban on abortion, as such activity can be heard as early as six weeks–before many woman are even aware they’re pregnant. The terms […]

Trump Administration Blocks Funding From Family Planning Centers With Abortion Services

Centers like Planned Parenthood that provide abortion services or referrals will no longer be able to receive federal funding due to a new rule enacted by the Trump administration Friday. The change requires family planning centers to have a “clear physical and financial separation” between government-funded services and abortion-related services, meaning these centers could be […]