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We Need Bold, Progressive Leadership on Abortion

Author Jamila Taylor argues that progressive leaders must prioritize access to abortion and affirm women's right to choose in the face of renewed conservative attacks.

For advocates and activists working to protect abortion rights, as well as those who care deeply about a person’s ability to access abortion freely and safely, the past few weeks have been hard to bear. States including Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana have passed some of the most extreme abortion bans to date—with the clear goal of creating a legal pathway to strike down Roe v. Wade, a goal conservatives have been driving at since Roe was decided in 1973.

It feels as though each day we awaken to news of a recently surfaced abortion ban, or a new legal challenge to the constitutionally protected right that has been in place for more than 45 years.

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Jamila Taylor

Senior Fellow; Director, Women’s Health and Rights