abortion

NYT Opinion: The Unrelenting Abortion Debate

NYT Opinion: The Unrelenting Abortion Debate

Right on the heels of a federal judge blocking Mississippi’s so-called “heartbeat” anti-choice bill, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed its own “heartbeat” legislation, and the Democratic governor says he will sign it into law. Alabama has passed the harshest anti-choice bill in the country, Missouri is threatening to shut down the only abortion clinic in the state, and the list goes on and on. The abortion debate is hotter than ever right now, and a common ground seems impossible to reach.

Why does this issue continue to divide the nation? Thomas B. Edsall explores the sexual revolution, women’s rights, religion, and how these issues relate to the abortion debate.

Brett Kavanaugh Terrifies Me, And You Should Be Scared, Too

Brett Kavanaugh Terrifies Me, And You Should Be Scared, Too

When President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in the spring of 2016, I personally breathed a sigh of relief.

He would take the place of the ultra-conservative Antonin Scalia. I could actually feel the court shifting.

Finally, those rights that matter so much to me – the right to choose, the ability to marry who you want, the dignity of using the restroom that conforms with your gender – felt all that more secure.