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Don’t rule out a national abortion ban in 2025

Activists think they have a path to stopping abortions nationwide. It runs through the White House, the Supreme Court, and an arcane 19th-century law.

Columns

Republicans’ financing of white vigilantism

Right-wing minions raising more than $2 million for Daniel Penny ensure there will be even more extrajudicial violence.

Columns

The power of law enforcement to influence the justice system

It took 31 years from Victor Rosario’s conviction for a legal and journalistic reckoning to take place.

OpEds

Is it better to describe someone as ‘autistic’ or as a ‘person with autism’?

It’s important to look at the intent and context behind usage. Identity-first language can be negative if it’s not accompanied by empathy or respect.

Ideas

After Roe, the right to travel could be the next to fall

A new law in Idaho makes it illegal to help minors go to other states for abortions. And as the history of the anti-choice movement shows, it could be a prelude to broader restrictions.

OpEds

How Texas’ ban on an abortion harmed my health in Massachusetts

I didn’t realize how my rights could evaporate when I traveled to a state that limited mifepristone.

Columns

I covered Mel King as a ‘radical’ instead of a visionary ahead of his time

I believe in the power of protest, yet I presented King as a threat to the power structure. But King saw his mission as something very different.

Columns

Supreme Court’s new target: the Americans with Disabilities Act

A ruling could essentially rewrite the ADA, which was designed to put enforcement partly in the hands of those best positioned to recognize public access discrimination: those with disabilities.