A wave of ballot measures reminds us most Americans are moderate on abortion.
Roe v. Wade
The former president is right to worry that supporting restrictions on abortion could hurt him in the general election.
Despite state-level bans, new data show around 46,000 more abortions were performed during the first six months of 2023 than during the same period in 2020.
A study from researchers at Johns Hopkins is the first to look at the effects of Texas' 2021 "Heartbeat Act" on live births.
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The Supreme Court's Dobbs decision gives states the ability to prohibit abortion. For a lot of pro-lifers, this highlights how much persuading they still have to do.
An underground network in Chicago helped women terminate thousands of pregnancies amid abortion prohibition.
Out-of-state and self-managed abortions pose daunting challenges for pro-life legislators.
Estimated Drop in Clinic Abortions Does Not Take Into Account Seasonal Variation or Self-Managed Abortions
The report highlights the power and limits of state bans as well as the difficulty of measuring their impact.
Paralyzing caution reveals the risks of vague anti-abortion legislation.
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Leading libertarian legal scholar Randy Barnett talks about abortion, gun rights, and worrying trends at the highest court in the land.
The Reason senior editor and co-founder of the libertarian feminist group Feminists for Liberty examines a murky post-Roe future.
Several state supreme courts already have recognized the right to terminate a pregnancy. Will more states join the list?
The Virginia governor's proposed 15-week ban shows what a moderate approach to abortion looks like.
IVF at "significant risk"
There’s no painless way to restrict choices for people who resist.
Although the chief justice's incrementalism did not sway his colleagues, his observations about the meaning of a "right to choose" could be relevant in state legislatures.
The conservative majority's commitments on contraception, sexual intimacy, and same-sex marriage
Here Is a State-by-State Rundown of What Will Happen Now That SCOTUS Has Freed Lawmakers To Restrict Abortion
Most states are unlikely to enact bans, but 22 either have them already or probably will soon.
Some fans are now souring on her legacy.
The Biden Administration is apparently considering a range of responses should te Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.
An assessment of claims that Justice Alito's draft opinion rests on historical error, provides no meaningful basis for distinguishing abortion from other unenumerated rights, and forecloses constitutional protection of the mother's life.
The former Associate Justice joins those condemning the leak of a draft opinion.
Without citing any constitutional authority to dictate state abortion policies, the bill would have overridden regulations that have been upheld or have yet to be tested.
Liberal states don't want to treat abortion as a personal, private choice either. Instead, blue state policy makers want to spend tax dollars subsidizing and promoting it.
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Americans cannot be neatly divided into two sides, and they do not necessarily understand the implications of Roe v. Wade.
The abortion precedent has faced withering criticism, including damning appraisals by pro-choice legal scholars, for half a century.
The constitutional scholar on abortion, Sam Alito, and the future of federalism
The forgotten abortion politics of the pre-Roe era
For libertarians who see unborn babies as innocent rights-bearing individuals, reducing the number of lives ended by abortion brings us closer to our credo.
Reversing Roe v. Wade Wouldn't be the First Time the Supreme Court Gutted Precedents that Protect Individual Rights—Far From it
That fact doesn't necessarily justify overruling Roe. Depending on how it's viewed, the history of such reversals may even counsel against further such moves.
Politico Symposium on Broader Implications of the Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Overruling Roe v. Wade
Various experts, including co-blogger Josh Blackman and myself, discuss whether the draft opinion would threaten other constitutional rights, if adopted by the Court.
The answer to this important question is highly uncertain. I tentatively predict a significant, but still modest, increase in abortion-driven migration.
Does returning decisions about abortion to the states increase liberty or shrink it?
Although recent polls show a majority thinks the abortion precedent should be preserved, some respondents seem confused about what that would mean.