States Where Abortion Is Illegal Also Have the Worst Support Systems for Mothers

The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has made clear that women with the fewest reproductive rights also live in states that provide the least support for babies they’re now forced to birth.

By Lauren Camera
Aug. 8, 2022

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eviscerating the 1973 landmark case that protected access to abortion for women in the U.S., Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, a lifelong anti-abortion activist, left the convention center in downtown Atlanta where the National Right to Life was holding its annual conference, walked to her hotel room and cried.

“I joined the movement when I was 15 and I went to law school so I could do something like this,” she says. “Every part of my 15-year-old self would be so elated to see Roe overturned. But now I know more and I've seen more and I understand the reality of this. And I'm so scared for so many women.”


The Battle Over the Future of the Anti-Abortion Movement if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

MARCH 25, 2022

On a cold, clear weekend in January, tens of thousands of anti-abortion activists convened in Washington for their annual gathering, the March for Life. The mood was triumphant. In the next few months, the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to pare back or overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established the constitutional right to abortion. Anti-abortion activists have been fighting for this moment for nearly a half century. For three days surrounding the march, they danced and prayed and tearfully embraced in the streets.

But under the surface, the weekend was fraught with tension. For decades, the well-organized, largely grassroots movement has worked to unite a diverse cross-section of American society behind their cause: white evangelicals, as well as some Catholics, Black protestants, Hispanics, and conservative Democrats. Now, with their goal finally in sight, the different factions of the movement have disparate ideas of what a post-Roe world might look like, and how the movement should channel its considerable political power toward achieving those visions.


USA – These Anti-Abortion Women Say They’re the Real Feminists: ‘Feminism Includes Women Who Aren’t Born Yet’

These Anti-Abortion Women Say They're the Real Feminists: ‘Feminism Includes Women Who Aren’t Born Yet’
Many protesters at the March for Life wore a lilac beanie with a defiant slogan: “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.”

by Carter Sherman
Jan 31 2020

WASHINGTON — When tens of thousands of people poured through the streets of Washington D.C. last week at the nation’s largest annual anti-abortion gathering, numerous protesters wore a lilac beanie with a defiant slogan: “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.”

Many outside the American anti-abortion movement still associate it with bloody images of supposedly aborted fetuses, or with people calling women who walk into abortion clinics “baby killers.” But in recent years, many of the movement’s leaders and youngest followers have increasingly adopted the imagery and lingo of progressive social justice, focusing not only on the supposed rights of the fetus but also on the woman who carries it.


USA: Inside the complicated world of North American anti-abortion activists

Inside the complicated world of North American anti-abortion activists
Lauren McKeon follows anti-abortionists south of the border in her new book, F-Bomb

September 17, 2017
Lauren McKeon

The day before the 2017 March for Life, anti-abortion activists took over the hulking Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. After lunch, I joined about fifty activists, lawyers, law students, and others for the adjacent Law of Life Summit, designed to advance the anti-abortion movement through putting forward more antiabortion legislation, attacking Planned Parenthood as a (supposedly) criminal organization, and encouraging more lawyers, prosecutors, and judges to embrace the mission. Besides a handful of nuns in habits and one or two priests, the staid crowd looked like what it was: a room full of affluent lawyers.

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