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Attendees pray during a worship service at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Anaheim, California, on June 14, 2022. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

The history of Southern Baptists shows they have not always opposed abortion

A scholar writes about how the Southern Baptist Convention’s views on abortion changed during the 1980s, when a more conservative wing seized control of the denomination.
Activists defending women’s rights to choose abortion dress up as characters from Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ at the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, in October 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Fiction about abortion confronts the complicated history of gender, sexuality and women’s rights

Before and after abortion was decriminalized in Canada in 1969, fiction has explored how abortion intersects with cultural imaginings about women’s bodies and humanity’s future.
Apps for tracking reproductive health are convenient, but the data they collect could be used against you. Tarik Kizilkaya/iStock via Getty Images

Online data could be used against people seeking abortions now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned

Data privacy is an abstract issue for most people, even though virtually everyone is at risk. Now that abortion may become illegal in some states, digital surveillance could take an even darker turn.
The death of Savita Halappanavar in an Irish hospital in 2012 after she was denied an abortion during a miscarriage caused outrage across Ireland. AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik

Abortion: The story of suffering and death behind Ireland’s ban and subsequent legalization

In 1983, a constitutional referendum outlawed abortion in Ireland. In 2018, another referendum repealed the ban and legalized abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. What happened?

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