The State of the Uterus

Nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade established the legality of abortions nationwide. On Friday, June 24, in a 6-3 decision, the Court overturned that right, eliminating or severely restricting access to safe and legal abortions for roughly half of the country. The threat to bodily autonomy has haunted us for decades and continues to reshape conversations around what health care and abortion access look like across the country today and for generations to come. Our right to health care that is affirming and affordable, to maternal-health resources, to have our illnesses and chronic pain taken seriously, and to decide if and when we want a family are fundamental and more critical than ever. So, here, we will be covering the issues most important to you right now, from where and how to find abortion services and resources to expansive coverage on gynecological care, fertility, reproductive health, birth, and more. —Lindsay Peoples

life after roe

Find an Abortion

An exhaustive guide to the clinics still open in each state, how to reach them, and the services they offer.
  1. The Surrogacy StateThree women on carrying pregnancies after New York legalized paid surrogacy last year.
  2. What Makes People Change Their Minds About Abortion?Pro-choice evolutions can take years, a timeline that feels painfully slow in this post-Roe moment.
  3. How to Protect Yourself When Seeking an AbortionLearn your legal risks and take control of your digital privacy.
  4. Don’t Trust the DIY Abortion Advice You See on TikTokThese are the risks involved.
  5. How to Have a Medication AbortionWhere to find the pill and what to expect.
  6. The Crisis Pregnancy Center TrapAnd how not to fall for it.
  7. How to Get Help for Your AbortionThe abortion mutual-aid network getting patients the funds, travel, and child-care assistance they need.
  8. My Manic First Days of MotherhoodPostpartum psychosis convinced me I was thriving as a new mom. But was any of it real?
  9. How Being Trans Prepared Me for PregnancyI was used to feeling like my body wasn’t quite my own.
  10. My C-section Was Fine, ActuallyI came away feeling cheated not because I’d had one but because I’d been made to feel so bad about it.
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