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A man holds a sign that reads ‘Hands Off Roe!!!’ as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. abortion bans compel women to be not just Good Samaritans, but ‘splendid’ ones

50 years ago, a noted U.S. philosopher argued that banning abortion forces women to go above and beyond to help an unborn fetus. What other individual rights are at stake if Roe v Wade is overturned?
Demonstrators in Austin march at the Texas State Capitol in just one of many rallies held across the U.S. to protest the state’s new abortion law. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images News via Getty Images

The erosion of Roe v. Wade and abortion access didn’t begin in Texas or Mississippi – it started in Pennsylvania in 1992

A Supreme Court decision in a case called Planned Parenthood v. Casey opened the door to state laws restricting availability of abortions.
People protest in Texas after the governor signed a bill to outlaw abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. Sergio Flores/Getty Images News via Getty Images

When does life begin? There’s more than one religious view

‘Heartbeat’ abortion laws like the one enacted in Texas are often based on particular Christian views, but there are many religious perspectives on abortion. What do Jewish texts say?
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks to the media in Fredericton, N.B. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Erin O'Toole’s abortion stance serves neither physicians nor women

Legislating a woman’s right to timely access to abortions, rather than simply ensuring she’s not punished for having one, is the first step to striking the balance between physician and women’s rights.
Abortion rights demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington on March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File)

If you’re pro-life, you might already be pro-choice

The death of U.S. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has re-ignited debates on the protection of reproductive rights. This might be the time to examine an overlooked inconsistency in the pro-life argument.
Women and men sitting with baby carriages in 1916 in front of The Sanger Clinic in Brooklyn, considered the first Planned Parenthood clinic. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection/Library of Congress

Trump and Pence turning back progress on access to birth control and a woman’s right to choose

The Trump administration’s proposal to block federally funded organizations from providing comprehensive reproductive health care will deprive millions of people access to sexual health services.

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