Abortion Restrictions Chip Away at Women’s Power Over Their Bodies

THIS WEEK, ALABAMA passed a law that can only be described as anti-life. It aims to criminalize abortion from the moment of conception — even in cases of incest and sexual assault. Notably, all 25 senators who voted in favor of this measure, the most restrictive in the country, are men. Yet, the people who will bear its consequences are women — specifically, poor women from rural areas, who already face significant challenges. Not only is this unspeakably cruel, it’s accelerating a public health crisis already in the making. To put it bluntly, politicians with no medical background are...

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