Pelosi challenges archbishop’s denial of Communion over abortion rights
After San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone's decision, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) questioned why those who support the death penalty — which also is at odds with church teaching — aren't also denied Communion.
An ex-priest, a flier and the arrest that legalized protests at Md. homes
Phillip Schuller's brief 1976 activism overturned Maryland law — and paved the way for abortion rights protests at Supreme Court justices’ homes today.
Couples share the abortion decisions that shaped their lives
Four couples told The Washington Post about making that choice — to abort or not — and how it affected them.
Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’
If signed into law, Oklahoma would effectively ban all abortions in the state.
Hundreds of Jews rally at the U.S. Capitol for abortion rights
Jewish views on abortion are complex across the ideological spectrum, but law and tradition do not ban it.
Antiabortion forces split over bills to prosecute those who get procedure
With legislators and advocates preparing for a post-Roe future, rifts are emerging among the ranks of antiabortion activists over whether people who get the procedure should be prosecuted.
States pursue extreme restrictions in crafting post-Roe abortion law
What had been a slow, deliberate erosion of abortion rights over the 50 years since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade now seemed to be a flash flood of increasingly severe restrictions and proposals cropping up at the state level, abortion rights advocates say, as antiabortion Republicans envision a post-Roe world.
A Glimpse of a Potential Post-Roe Future Through Texas Women’s Stories
The emotional, logistical and financial challenges of traveling farther and waiting longer for an abortion.
After decades defending abortion rights, Patty Murray readies for offense
The no-nonsense senator from Washington has been the single most effective Democratic combatant against Republican attempts to restrict abortion and otherwise roll back reproductive health care rights on Capitol Hill.
With fear and fury, thousands across U.S. rally for abortion rights
Protesters in D.C., spanning generations, gathered at the National Mall and marched to the Supreme Court to send a message with Roe v. Wade under threat.
Abortion rights groups to rally, declaring ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’
In D.C., protesters will gather at noon at the Northeast side of the Washington Monument before marching at 2 p.m. to the Supreme Court. Organizers are expecting more than 15,000 people, according to a permit.
The abortion talk: How moms are navigating this moment with daughters
For some families, the Supreme Court draft opinion leak is a chance to have a larger conversation about sexual health and pregnancy prevention.
Youngkin, Hogan ask Justice Dept. to halt protests at justices’ homes
The governors of Virginia and Maryland called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to enforce a federal law prohibiting protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.
As Senate became more polarized, messaging votes lost their power
For the vast majority of Republican senators, voting against abortion rights on Wednesday served as a political win in states that have skewed so conservative that their only fear is of losing a GOP primary.
Abortion doulas brace for increasingly fraught work if Roe falls
For many of the people who work on the sidelines of abortions to help others access the procedure and feel supported, a rollback of Roe v. Wade could spark a shift in how they operate.
The GOP and where it’s headed on criminalizing abortion
Polls show the American people strongly oppose criminalizing abortion and threatening doctors and women with jail time. But despite the GOP's assurances, it'll be a topic that's very difficult to avoid.
Antiabortion advocate worked for years to overturn Roe, but worries over next steps
The possibility of Roe’s fall has made it harder for antiabortion advocates to ignore their differences. What does it mean to be for life now?