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Race, rubella, and the long road to abortion reform

In 1964, women began requesting abortions at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital—despite the fact that abortion had been illegal in the state since the 1870s. But the pregnant women had—or believed they had—what some called the “three-day measles”: rubella. A rash
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Why I Will Never Stop Talking About My Abortion

Renee Bracey Sherman is a never-ending resource of information when it comes to the current political fight for abortion rights in the country. She’s currently a Policy Representative at the National Network of Abortion Funds, and on the board of
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How Abortion Storytelling Was Born

(Photo Credit: MrTinDC) In 1970, Emily Jane Goodman was a young attorney who got pulled into a landmark case challenging New York’s abortion ban. The case, Abramowicz v. Lefkowitz, had an unusual legal team for the time (all women, 
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