The Dark Money Behind Abortion Bans: Go Inside Ms. Magazine’s Summer 2022 Issue

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The unthinkable has occurred: The Supreme Court docket has overturned Roe v. Wade

Regardless of widespread assist for abortion rights and entry throughout the U.S., extremist anti-abortion governors and legislators—backed by conservative coverage makers and big-name company funders—pushed their regressive agenda all the best way to the nation’s highest court docket. However whereas it could really feel like we’ve wound the clock again to 1972, advocates aren’t giving up.

Within the Summer season situation of Ms., we delve deep into the impression of the Court docket’s determination, the darkish cash behind the bans, and authorized methods that can decide the place we transcend Roe. 

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Right here’s a glimpse at what else you’ll discover contained in the upcoming situation:

  • A deep-dive investigation into the company backers of anti-abortion governors and legislators. Regardless of their public assist for ladies’s rights, main U.S. firms like Amazon, AT&T, Coca-Cola and CVS have donated hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to Republican organizations supporting the lawmakers behind abortion bans in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and different crimson states. 
  • An in-depth examination of the Court docket’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Ladies’s Well being Group, explaining what the choice means for for the U.S. and what different rights at the moment are in danger. 
  • The #BeyondRoe project—a collection of essays analyzing the coverage and authorized paths ahead within the wake of the Dobbs ruling. Study how we will construct abortion protections in state courts and constitutions, the worldwide impression of a Roe overturn, and extra. 
  • Let’s speak about misoprostol, an FDA-approved drug broadly out there within the U.S. as a remedy for miscarriage, ulcers and different makes use of. In different international locations with restrictive legal guidelines, this tablet has been the important thing to secure and efficient self-managed abortions. Within the face of a Roe overturn, many see it as a means ahead. 
  • The devastating story of Erica Sheppard, a girl at the moment sitting on Texas’ demise row. Sheppard has hanging similarities to many different U.S. girls awaiting execution: She’s a survivor of kid abuse and home violence; she’s a mom and was nonetheless a teen when she dedicated the crime. 
  • Meet the Dahomey “Amazons”—the historic girls warriors behind Viola Davis’ new movie The Girl King. “As a Black girl, as a Nigerian girl, as an African girl, I can not inform you how highly effective it’s to see African girls introduced in a optimistic mild,” Nwando Achebe, a historical past professor and writer, instructed Ms.

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Katherine Spillar is the manager director of Feminist Majority Basis and government editor of Ms., the place she oversees editorial content material and the Ms. within the Classroom program.



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