“America After Roe” examines the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating a federal right to abortion and returning regulation of the procedure to the states. News21 journalists traveled to over two dozen cities in 14 states, as well as to Washington, D.C., and Monterrey, Mexico, to report on the aftermath of the ruling one year later and its effect on health care, culture, policy and people.
‘Confusing’ and ‘chilling’: First legislative sessions after Roe produce patchwork of laws on abortion
The first full state legislative sessions after the fall of Roe v. Wade produced hundreds of bills that are all over the map on abortion, including proposals to do what was once considered unthinkable: criminalize pregnant people themselves.
Mexican abortion-pill networks reach across U.S. border to help immigrants without access
Mexico decriminalized abortion just before the United States went the opposite way and ended federal abortion rights. Now activists are helping people in the U.S. get abortion pills to those in need via cross-border underground networks.
‘Spiritual civil war’: How a group of Christian lawmakers is spearheading a bigger fight post-Roe
A group of Christian lawmakers has been busy reshaping America’s relationship with abortion, LGBTQ issues and religion. But their ultimate goal – bridging the separation between church and state – is far more ambitious.
Spotlight on Maternal Mortality
Black women are far more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than white women across the U.S. In the South, activists and providers are working to overcome these disparities, which they worry will worsen amid abortion bans. Photo essay by Shelby Rae Wills. Video story by Jada Respress and Peyton Brooks.Read the story