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Messengers raise their ballots in support of a motion during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting on June 11, 2024, in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Doug McSchooler

Southern Baptists may have rejected a constitutional amendment opposing female pastors, but that does not mean they are changing their views on women’s leadership in church

A scholar who studies Southern Baptists explains why the denomination’s ultraconservative beliefs about women remain the same.
Young people in the U.S. are growing up in a very different world today than before the fall of Roe. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Abortion bans are changing what it means to be young in America

The 2022 Dobbs decision that overturned 50 years of abortion rights is affecting where young people choose to go to college, to work and to live, as well as the way they vote.
Activists on both sides of the abortion battle are gearing up for it to be a major issue in the 2024 election. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Supreme Court unanimously concludes that anti-abortion groups have no standing to challenge access to mifepristone – but the drug likely faces more court challenges

The opinion did not take on the substance of the plaintiffs’ claims against mifepristone, and the abortion pill is already facing other challenges.
Dariusz Matecki, a conservative lawmaker in the Polish Parliament, displays a poster showing a fetus during a vote on abortion on April 12, 2024. AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Why Poland’s new government is challenged by abortion

Many Poles were outraged by abortion restrictions put in place during the previous government. That doesn’t mean they agree on the path forward.
The exam room of a women’s health clinic, which provides abortions, in Jacksonville, Fla., is seen in April 2024. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Confusion over how pregnancy dates are measured is widespread – and makes for uninformed debate over abortion limits

Most Americans surveyed did not know how pregnancies are dated or how long a trimester is – but this is especially true among some groups, like people who say they support six-week abortion bans.
Moral injury can occur when someone must act against their values – but also when they cannot act in line with their values. Fly View Productions/E+ via Getty Images

Medicine doesn’t just have ‘conscientious objectors’ − there are ‘conscientious providers,’ too

Medical workers navigate their own moral and religious beliefs, professional standards, the law and the realities of clinical work – which can be especially complicated in abortion care.
Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court building shortly before the court heard arguments about mifepristone on March 26, 2024. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Can states prevent doctors from giving emergency abortions, even if federal law requires them to do so? The Supreme Court will decide

EMTALA requires hospitals to provide stabilizing treatment to all patients – but Idaho is arguing that its abortion ban means it doesn’t have to allow the procedure, even if it is medically needed.
Pro-abortion rights demonstrators rally in Scottsdale, Ariz., on April 15, 2024. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Other states, like Arizona, could resurrect laws on abortion, LGBTQ+ issues and more that have been lying dormant for more than 100 years

There are many outdated laws that states keep on the books, even if they aren’t used. If the Supreme Court overturns legal precedents on rights like same-sex and interracial marriage, that can change.
People who are pregnant or planning to be should be as clear as possible about their wishes for end-of-life care during pregnancy. sturti/E+ via Getty Images

Fetal personhood rulings could nullify a pregnant patient’s wishes for end-of-life care

Laws such as Alabama’s controversial ruling that gives personhood rights to frozen embryos will have ripple effects on how advance directives are interpreted by doctors and the courts.
Pro-abortion rights activists rally in front of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2024, the day justices heard oral arguments about the use of mifepristone. Drew Angerer/AFP via Getty Images

Abortion drug access could be limited by Supreme Court − if the court decides anti-abortion doctors can, in fact, challenge the FDA

Two legal scholars who study abortion-related laws explain what happened at the Supreme Court in a case that could make it harder to get an abortion.
A protester marks the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision anniversary outside the Supreme Court building on June 23, 2023. Associated Press/Nathan Howard

Biden cannot easily make Roe v. Wade federal law, but he could still make it easier to get an abortion

While both Congress and the president have extensive legal powers, they cannot easily change the law to protect abortions under federal law.

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