What Actually Happened With the Mifepristone Ruling
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The recent Supreme Court decision in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine did not “restore” mifepristone access. The justices didn’t “dismiss” the case. And yet that’s what some media have been claiming. Join Jess and Imani in this mythbusting mifepristone episode and what they’re predicting comes next. Rewire News Group is a nonprofit media organization, which means that episodes like this one is only made possible with the support of listeners like you! If you can, please join our team by donating here. And sign up for The Fallout, a weekly newsletter written by Jess that’s ex ..read more
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Abortion Ballot Tracker: Where Your State Stands on Codifying Reproductive Rights
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UPDATE, June 20, 2024: This article has been updated to reflect developments in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, and South Dakota. Abortion wins elections. We saw it last year when Ohio voters enshrined abortion rights into the state constitution, and in 2022 when Kansas, Kentucky, and Michigan voters rejected abortion restrictions and affirmed expanded protections. Now, advocates and opponents alike are pushing more abortion-related measures onto upcoming ballots. Rewire News Group will be tracking abortion ballot init ..read more
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The True Workhorse of Some Supreme Court Opinions? Footnotes.
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When deployed in the Court’s opinions, most footnotes are indicators of precedent—giving the citations that tell which precedents apply to the present case. Ironically, when the Court overturns a long line of precedents, the footnote has even more work to do, because the opinion must cut loose from an established line of precedent and create a new one. As for example, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the dueling footnotes in the majority and dissenting opinions marked a corresponding contest in public opinion and national politics. Justice Samuel Alito used 117 footnotes to gro ..read more
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How Conservatives Use Drag Bans to Peddle Gender Conformity
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Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to laws restricting how LGBTQ+ people present themselves and move in the world. As drag bans and bathroom bills have proliferated across the country, it’s telling how similar they are to the sort of presentation bans—laws that banned so-called cross-dressing, for example—that LGBTQ+ people have had to contend with for decades. It’s a rerun of the tired old saw that it’s OK to be queer as long as you don’t look queer. Presentation bans restricted how people could dress based on traditional gender roles. They’re nothing new—these “cross-dressin ..read more
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Mifepristone (Kind Of, Maybe) Wins at SCOTUS
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The Supreme Court issued its decision in the first of two abortion cases we’ve been waiting for—and it was pretty OK! Join Jess and Imani in this reaction episode breaking down the unanimous ruling on standing in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine that was written by—yup—Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Our verdict? The decision is great, but more litigation is coming. (Transcript coming soon!) Rewire News Group is a nonprofit media organization, which means that rapid reaction episodes like this one is only made possible with the support of listeners like you! If you can, please join our team ..read more
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Mifepristone Is Safe for Now—but Comstock Is Waiting in the Wings
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Conservatives want to ban abortion pills. And if they can’t do that, they want to make it as difficult as possible for people to get their hands on them—or, better yet, scare people out of trying in the first place. Today’s Supreme Court decision in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine didn’t give the conservative legal movement everything it wanted on this front. However, it’s unlikely to be the end of the legal battle over mifepristone or medication abortion more broadly. The case was a test balloon, filed by the conservative legal juggernaut Alliance Defending Freedom in the Northern Di ..read more
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Chief Justice John Roberts Is Running a Clown Court
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This piece first appeared in our weekly newsletter, The Fallout. I have a serious question for Chief Justice John Roberts: What in the hell is going on over at the Supreme Court, and when do you plan on doing something—anything—about it? I originally planned to write about the ongoing ethics scandal related to the justices’ recent financial disclosures and the deteriorating effect it has on our democracy. Roberts needs to address this outright, ongoing, blatant corruption. Then came the Alito tapes. Thanks to Lauren Windsor’s undercover reporting, we have confirmation that Justice Samuel Ali ..read more
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Confusion Over How Pregnancy Dates Are Measured Is Widespread
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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article, “Confusion over how pregnancy dates are measured is widespread – and makes for uninformed debate over abortion limits.” By Laura Elder, Mary-Kate Lizotte, and Steven Greene Most Americans don’t know two key facts about pregnancy, including how they are dated and how long a trimester is—and this could matter, as a growing number of states place restrictions on abortion. Florida enacted a new law on May 1 that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, with a few exceptions—includin ..read more
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This Texas Community Library Provides ‘Queer Rural Resistance’ to Book Bans
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When Jenna Turpin started graduate school at Texas A&M University in 2022, they went straight to the library to check out Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer: A Memoir. The book had come out in 2019, but it made national headlines throughout 2021 and 2022 after 56 school districts across the country—including Keller Independent School District in Texas—banned it from classrooms and libraries, making it one of the nation’s “most challenged and most frequently banned books,” according to PEN America. In Texas, Gender Queer’s fate was not unique: The American Library Association reported that Texas ba ..read more
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Adoption, Abortion, and the Politics of Parenting
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It’s a supersized episode of Boom! Lawyered with special guest Gretchen Sisson, author of the recently released book Relinquished: The Politics of Adoption and the Privilege of American Motherhood. Sisson is also a qualitative sociologist and friend of the pod who studies abortion and adoption at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health based at the University of California, San Francisco. Jess and Imani talk to Sisson about the complicated politics of adoption and abortion. She explains why adoption isn’t the answer to winnowing abortion access and why the conversations around abortion ..read more
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