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Reproductive Rights

Georgia’s Proposed Ban Could Change the Landscape for Hired Pregnancies

Will Georgia Ban Wombs for Rent?

If a ban on international surrogacy comes into force in the Black Sea country, swelling demand across the globe means it will simply move elsewhere: Clinics in Albania are already looking into how to capitalize on the potential gap in the market. Just as panicked couples once moved their embryos from war-stricken Kyiv to Tbilisi, family lawyers say they are now shipping embryos from Georgia to Albania, hoping to find a surrogate there instead.

Poland’s Marriage of Politics and Religion Is Constricting the Church

A Narrowing Church

In a country where families and communities are bitterly divided by politics, the fault lines tend to be clearly drawn, with anyone talking about faith expected to voice conservative and nationalist views. Yet as politics and religion merge, churchgoing is falling and progressive Catholics are being left adrift.

Are Ohio Republicans Hampering Abortion Rights by Attempting to Change Ballot Rules?

Are Ohio Republicans Hampering Abortion Rights by Attempting to Change Ballot Rules?

The day the Supreme Court overruled Roe, Dr. Marcela Azevedo felt a nauseating pit in her stomach, worried about her patients. With Ohio's maternal mortality rate already on the rise, Azevedo sprung into action. Today, she is one of the thousands of volunteers who have canvassed Ohio’s 44 counties, gathering signatures to put abortion rights on the ballot in November.

How Conscientious Objection Laws Create Backdoor Abortion Bans in Europe

How Conscientious Objection Laws Create Backdoor Abortion Bans in Europe

In recent years, some European countries have introduced “conscientious objection” clauses allowing medical institutions to summarily opt out of performing abortion or providing contraception. The move coincides with a mobilization of the Catholic Church and an American conservative Christian law firm. But many medical providers and patients are decrying the situation for undermining access to abortion in places where the procedure is perfectly legal.

Strange Bedfellows: Abortion and White Supremacy

Strange Bedfellows: Abortion and White Supremacy

Historically in the U.S., controlling immigration and access to abortion went hand in hand, reinforcing racial hierarchies. Nowhere is this more evident than in eugenics, where advocates pushed the idea that access to contraception could keep poor and “unfit” women from having more children.