How did US women have abortions when it was illegal? Rosa Campbell explores an archive of US women’s testimonies of abortions across borders, in Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico, with resonances for today.
In the US, abortion rights are under threat. But, as Kelly O’Donnell and Lauren MacIvor Thompson explore, if Roe is lost, we must go back to the beginning, turning to history and what it can reveal about potential paths forward.
How did the movements for bodily autonomy by those without the capacity to conceive – travestis, maricas, and gays – contribute to Argentina’s recent legalization of abortion? Marce Butierrez and Patricio Simonetto trace the genealogy of trans-feminist alliances.
When it comes to IVF politics, have the British been too quick to paint Americans as occupying the anti-scientific fringe? Laura Beers responds after the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court.
On Sunday 9June 2019, the foreign secretary and Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt told Sky News’ Sophie Ridge that he maintains his personal support for lowering the abortion ban in Great Britain from 24- to 12-weeks and that he would vote for a private member’s bill to this effect if one were brought forth while he was leader. While he later clarified that he would not bring forward government legislation to change the country’s abortion law, his statements raised alarm bells with many pro-choice advocates.
The Republic of Ireland stands on the brink of its referendum on abortion. Ann Rossiter reports from the campaign trail on the long road to bodily autonomy in Ireland and an opportunity for change