Statehouses are on track to pass an unprecedented level of abortion restrictions this year, with 28 signed into law between in seven states between April 26 and April 29—marking the highest number of new restrictions signed in a single week in at least a decade.
A lower court’s decision could open the door for the conservative-majority court to take on the landmark case that guaranteed the constitutional right to an abortion.
For women in academia, the Wall Street Journal op-ed about the future first lady’s title struck a nerve.
“From an early age, girls are socialized to downplay their accomplishments,” said Dr. Zyer Beaty.
The two candidates held competing town halls Thursday on their respective home turfs—Donald Trump in Florida, Joe Biden in Pennsylvania—at the same time on different networks.
Trump’s commitment to picking a woman appears political: Trump’s administration has been criticized for being male-dominated, and his support is dwindling with women voters. That includes white women, who played a key role in his 2016 victory. Picking Amy Coney Barrett is likely an effort to bring them back into the fold.
But when it comes to winning over voters, analysts agreed the strategy appears at the very least ineffective—and potentially counterproductive.
A new study found that when states expanded Medicaid eligibility, pregnant people were less likely to lose health insurance postpartum. That’s a big deal, experts said.