Not Every State Is Restricting Abortion Rights—Some Are Expanding Them

From Alabama to Missouri, the right to abortion preserved in the seminal 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade has been threatened. Yet while a number of states are seeking to restrict abortions, that’s not the case with them all. According to a FiveThirtyEight analysis of data from the Guttmacher Institue, nearly 25% of state […]

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 […]