The new documentary After Tiller, about the only four doctors in America who still openly provide third-trimester abortions in the wake of George Tiller’s murder in 2009, emphasizes that its subjects are living under siege. LeRoy Carhart recounts the night anti-abortion activists set fire to the stable he runs with his wife and daughter, burning 21 of their horses to death. Susan Robinson, standing in her sunlit kitchen, remembers that a federal marshal once tried to comfort her by pronouncing her house “a hard shot even with a sniper rifle.”
The surprising next frontier in reproductive justice
For a long time, Claudia Corrigan D’Arcy thought of herself as an adoption success story. Pregnant at 18 from an affair with her boss, she denied the pregnancy until her coworkers began to notice. Too far along to get an abortion, she looked up an adoption agency in the Yellow Pages and found herself agreeing to move to Boston and live with a host family until she gave birth.
All eyes were on Texas last month when hundreds of orange-clad women flooded Austin to protest an omnibus abortion bill, and state Senator Wendy Davis stayed on her feet for thirteen hours to filibuster it out of existence.
Amber Mostyn's deep pockets push for women's rights in Texas—and, increasingly, nationwide
Now that Texas Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster has catapulted her to political stardom, Democrats across the state and country are calling on her to run for governor next year. But her most powerful political patron, Amber Anderson Mostyn, isn't quite ready to whip out the checkbook.
The debate about feticide has taken a back seat to abortion
The debate about feticide has taken a back seat to abortion.
Pro-life and pro-choice groups talk past each other, even when they're celebrating
Pro-life and pro-choice groups talk past each other, even when they're celebrating.
Analyzing the pro-life movement's dominant form of self-expression
The anti-abortion movement's defining medium used to be the poster, typically featuring a misleading photo of a stillborn fetus much older than most states' abortion laws allowed. These days, it's probably the undercover video.
Why can't the Obama administration treat the morning-after pill like any other drug?
How his gruesome trial is helping anti-abortion legislation in far-away states
How an abortion doctor's gruesome trial is helping anti-abortion legislation in far-away states.