“Never Underestimate the Power of Women’s Rage”: Ms. magazine Summer Issue on Newsstands This Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | JULY 26, 2022

The summer issue of Ms., on newsstands August 9, sheds light on the dark money behind abortion bans, in the wake of this Summer’s Roe v. Wade overturn. Despite purporting to support women’s rights, a number of big-name corporate sponsors continue to fund the anti- abortion legislators driving state-level abortion bans to restrict abortion across the nation. Ms. sheds light on the dark money behind the bans, and legal strategies that will determine where we go beyond Roe.

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In the summer issue:

  • A deep-dive investigation into the corporate backers of anti-abortion governors and legislators. Despite their public support for women’s rights, major U.S. corporations like Amazon, AT&T, Coca-Cola and CVS have donated millions of dollars to Republican organizations supporting the lawmakers behind abortion bans in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and other states where abortion restrictions have been enacted.
  • An in-depth examination of the Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, explaining what the decision means for the U.S. and what other rights are now at risk.
  • The #BeyondRoe project — a series of essays by legal and policy experts examining the paths forward for reproductive rights in the wake of the Dobbs ruling.
  • An exploration of the promise of the medication misoprostol for abortions; misoprostol is an FDA-approved drug widely available in the U.S. as a treatment for stomach and duodenal ulcers, to treat postpartum bleeding and as a treatment for miscarriage. In other countries with restrictive laws, this pill has been the key to safe and effective self- managed abortions. In the face of a Roe overturn, many see it as a way forward.

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About Ms. magazine: Co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. magazine has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for 50 years. Ms.’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to share news, analysis, research and strategies for fighting back and moving forward, and for shaping a better future.