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Reproductive Rights

March participants holding pro choice signs at a rally

Today, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land. As we celebrate its 45th anniversary, I hope we redouble our commitment to protecting a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body.

Julia Weinstein
Headstone of Ethen Cortell

After my mother died, I wondered if she’d ever visited her mother’s grave. Then again, my grandmother’s death was not routine.

Amy J. Yoffie
US Supreme Court building on a sunny day

Sunday marked 44 years since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973, recognizing that the constitutional rights to privacy and liberty protect a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion.

Maya Weinstein

Reproductive choice advocates across the United States are cheering today after the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, deeming unconstitutional a Texas law in Texas aimed at closing abortion providers.

Kate Bigam
Judge's gavel, sound block, and name plate that says "ABORTION"

In the days before Roe v. Wade declared abortion a constitutional right, the symbol of women’s underground, dangerous – and persistent – efforts to obtain abortions was the simple wire coat hanger. Despite the constitutional protections in place since 1973, this gruesome symbol has recently made a troubling return to our discourse on reproductive justice.

Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin

I enjoyed many trips to Nationals Park this summer to watch the Washington Nationals play, and I’ve been thinking a lot about baseball, our national pastime.

Shira M. Zemel

Last Wednesday, the Washington Post

Sarah Greenberg

On January 22, we commemorate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v.

Rachel Chung

Last month, the governor of Louisiana signed a bill that will close three of the state’s five abortion facilities.

Natalie Magioncalda

This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga v.

Sarah Greenberg

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