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. 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.
  2. The Girlbosses of FertilityFertility coaches sell hope to women struggling to conceive. But can they actually deliver?
  3. I’d Like to Formally Request an Extension for My FertilityAhem, why didn’t anybody warn me it wouldn’t last forever?
  4. Egg Freezing’s BMI ProblemFor some patients of size, the promise of future family planning is a broken one.
  5. My Search for the ‘Missed Disease’To get diagnosed with endometriosis, you have to say the magic words.
  6. Gynecology Has a Pain ProblemOur discomfort is routine. What if it didn’t have to be?
  7. My Period Pain Was Not ‘Normal’Why did I have debilitating cramps for 18 years?
  8. 10 Women on Getting an Abortion in the End Days of Roe“It felt like an insult to have to read that my fetus is the size of corn.”
  9. My Life Revolves Around BreastfeedingAs the formula shortage continues, keeping my daughter fed is a full-time responsibility. And I’m one of the lucky ones.