A Vocal—and Wealthy—Minority Is Controlling Abortion Access

Conservatives have relentlessly focused on reshaping the Supreme Court for decades. And now, they’ve allowed Texas’s six-week abortion ban to stand for months because a handful of oil and gas tycoons exerted massive influence over Texas politics by funneling millions into statehouse races.

To a large extent, this stunning outcome is a story of democratic failures and the power of big money in American politics.