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Fall 2006



The Fall issue of Ms. features the cover story "We Had Abortions," and an investigative report about how South Dakota's draconian ban is now being fought at the ballot box. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
   
National
Global

NOW Turns 40
Take the Initiative

Light After the Storm
A Fertile Case
Women and Children Last
She Won't Go Quietly
Short Takes
Calendar

School's Out
It Takes a Village
Conventional Wisdom
Abused to Death
Vote "F!" for Feminism

Short Takes

   
FEATURES

Cover Story


Showdown on the Plains | Rebecca Clarren
South Dakotans have come out in force against a draconian abortion ban. Can they stop it before it upends abortion rights throughout the nation?

Photo: Michelle Keller

We Had Abortions
These women invited you to join them in a campaign for honesty and freedom by signing the Ms. petition.

Letters to an Army of Three | Michele Kort
Artist Andrea Bowers honors pre-
Roe pioneers who educated women on where to find safe abortions.


The Geography of Breast Cancer | Francesca Lyman
Why are there "hot spots" of the disease in the United States? A dogged group of survivors, scientists and mapmakers are determined to find out.


Fatal Error | Sarah Fort
Once again, ideology trumps good science and public health policy as Bush's global AIDS plan ignores reality and endangers women's lives.


 
DEPARTMENTS

Money
The Sin of Wages | Martha Burk

Law
No More Excuses! | Debra S. Katz and Justine F. Andronici

Excerpt
We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For | Alice Walker






Book Reviews
Sabrina B. McCormick on Samantha King's Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy

Jan Cottingham on Wangari Maathai's Unbowed: A Memoir

Helen Zia on Katherine Min's Secondhand World

Jessica Stites on Alice McDermott's After This

Kimberly Springer on Evelyn M. Simien's Black Feminist Voices in Politics

Great Reads for Fall 2006

Backtalk
Anchor Away | Donna Brazile

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