Don’t Tread on Us

“Keep your laws off our bodies.” It’s a fitting demand for the cover of the latest issue of Ms.—one that goes inside the fights for our fundamental reproductive rights being waged in the U.S. and around the world.


Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll find inside:

  • Investigative journalist Amanda Robb covers the extreme abortion bans being passed in state legislatures, the chance one of these laws will make its way to the Supreme Court and threaten Roe v. Wade, and the strategies activists and pro-choice legislators can leverage to fight back.
  • Amber Khan, a senior staff attorney with National Advocates for Pregnant Women, examines the dangerous implications of state laws granting rights to fetuses—and the disproportionate impacts of criminalizing pregnant women that are now facing women of color.
  • Ms. Managing Digital Editor Carmen Rios analyzes some of the stories and themes emerging from the White Ribbon Alliance’s groundbreaking What Women Want campaign—which empowered 1.2 million women and girls in 114 countries with a platform to demand the reproductive and sexual health services and care they needed.
  • Ms. Scholar and media studies professor Aviva Dove-Viebahn celebrates the recent explosion of abortion stories in pop culture, including storylines in “Shrill” and “Sex Education,” and the impact they could have on our national consciousness.

To read all of these stories before the summer issue hits newsstands, become a Ms. Member today. Your membership will support our fearless work, and each issue will connect you to pathways to action and a feminist community that spans the globe.

We don’t have to tell you what dangerous times we face. In just the past five months, nine states have passed bans on abortion, and other states are considering taking similar action. Around the world, women are facing down anti-abortion laws.

This is not the time for feminists to sit on the sidelines—and more than ever, feminists like you need Ms. to keep informed and empowered to fight back. Become a Member today and join the community!



Katherine Spillar is the executive director of Feminist Majority Foundation and executive editor of Ms., where she oversees editorial content and the Ms. in the Classroom program.